Birds of Paradise enjoy moist (but not soggy) soil, and being allowed to dry out slightly between waterings. Try not to let the soil dry completely through the pot, but also avoid overwatering. Allow the top 2″ – 3″ of the soil to become dry between waterings, but below that should remain moist.
Also, can you have a bird of paradise as an indoor plant?
The Bird of Paradise (Strelizia spp.) is a flamboyant, colourful and exotic looking plant that has striking bird-like orange, yellow or white flowers and narrow paddle shaped leaves. Native to Africa, it grows well in Australia and makes a perfect indoor plant in a brightly lit room.
People also ask, how often should you water an indoor bird of paradise?
Are birds of paradise easy to care for?
Birds of paradise can grow well over 6 feet tall and up to 6 feet wide! They are relatively easy to care for, but the most important thing that they do need is sun exposure.
The Bird Of Paradise grows in USDA zones 10-12 & also in zone 9 with protection from prolonged freezes. You can grow it outdoors in the warmer months & move it indoors when the temps drop.
Inadequate watering, too dry air, drastic temperature changes, or high pH levels of the soil are the main causes of Bird of paradise leaves curling. To fix the curled leaves, water the Bird of paradise when the soil is 1/2 dry and keep the air humidity at 60-80%.
Keep the soil just barely moist during the spring and summer growing season, when the plant will use more water. In winter, cut back on watering and allow the top two inches of soil to dry out before watering again. If you notice that leaves are drooping or curling, that’s a sign that your bird of paradise needs water.
Bird of paradise is a rapidly-growing plant that needs to reach a certain size before it blooms. A bird of paradise that is 3 to 4 feet tall grows well in a 10-inch pot. A 5- to 6-foot plant usually thrives in a 14-inch pot. Repot it every spring into the next-size-up pot.
Strelitzia bird of paradise needs rich soil that is well draining. It blooms most profusely when in full sun, but indoor plants should be slightly away from southern windows to avoid burning. Also, plants grown outdoors in desert climates should be planted in a partial shade situation.
Exposure. The Bird Of Paradise grows the best & blooms the most in full sun. It does okay in part shade & actually prefers this in blazing hot climates. … As you can see, the plant is less dense with longer stems as well as smaller foliage & flowers.
Coffee grounds can be used as a fertilizer on bird of paradise plants, both the indoor and outdoor kind. … If you do plant to add coffee grounds to your bird of paradise, or any other indoor or outdoor plant, do it only once every few months and only add a small amount.