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Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

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With its broad vibrant green leaves, the Bird of Paradise brings a touch of the tropics to any room. It is named after its unique flowers which resemble brightly colored birds in flight.
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Get to Know Bird of Paradise!

Highlights

The Bird of Paradise derives their name from the three bright orange petals and three blue petals fused into a single bud that looks similar to a bird. As the flower blossoms, they take on a tropical bird's view in flight as each colorful petals debuts. It is also a symbol of love, which is why they are the official flower for a ninth wedding anniversary. A birds of paradise is great for an intermediate plant owner.

Watering

Allow the top couple of inches of soil to dry out before watering and when you do water, saturate the soil until excess water drains through the grow pot. Since this house plant requires lots of bright light, that may cause the soil to dry out more quickly, so be prepared to water the plant more frequently. Cut back on how often your Bird of Paradise is watered during the fall and winter months.

Sunlight

The Bird of Paradise requires bright indirect light, and lots of it. These plants can grow to be very large, and they require a lot of light to bulk up. They also require a lot of light in order to flower indoors, which rarely happens! We suggest finding a setting that will provide at least 6-8 hours of indirect sunlight each day.

Pet-Friendly?

No! This plant is toxic if ingested.

Sad Plant (is your plant dying?)

BROWN EDGES: Brown edges is a sign of under watering. Make sure you are watering your plant regularly, and also add misting to your routine to boost humidity levels for the plant’s foliage (you can mist every day, several times a day, or just a couple times a week!).

YELLOW LEAVES: Yellow leaves is a sign of overwatering. If you see yellowing wilted leaves, it could be that your plant is overwatered. Check the roots to make sure there is no root rot. If the roots are damaged, you will need to repot your plant (see below). If the roots are fine, simply let the plant dry out before watering again.

CURLING LEAVES: If the leaves on your plant are curling inward, the cause is most likely also underwatering. To let your plant replenish its moisture, give it a good shower. Remove the plant from its decorative pot and place in a shower, bathtub, or outside. Give it a thorough watering, allowing it to drain all the excess out before putting back in the pot. Depending on how dry the plant is, you may also allow it to sit in water for an hour or two.