A 7" potted Bird of Paradise Plant (White) in our hand-made cream planter or cement planter.
The bird of paradise plant is named for closely resembling the tropical bird of the same name. It is easier to grow than many tropical plants and makes for a vigorous, rapidly growing indoor plant. It can be moved outside in the summer and thrives for half the year.
How to care for your new Bird of Paradise plant:
SUNLIGHT: This plant needs bright light, including some direct sunlight, to bloom well. However, it requires shielding in the direct midday summer sun, which can burn the leaves of younger plants. A good position is in a room with windows facing east or west. Avoid rooms with only a north-facing window. Not suited for low light conditions.
WATER: Keep the soil continually moist throughout the year. While it should not be waterlogged, expect to water it daily in the spring and summer as it loses moisture through its big leaves. If overwatered, the plant will develop crunchy brown leaves. If underwatered, the leaves farthest from the center will turn yellow.
HUMIDITY/TEMPERATURE: Bird of paradise prefers high humidity. You might want to keep a spray bottle handy to mist it if your home is dry. Keep the air temperature above 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. This is not a cold-tolerant plant.
* Note: Bird of Paradise is considered toxic to pets if ingested.
* Note: Plants and planters may vary. The pictures shown are examples of the style.