☘ Origin: South Africa
☘ Botanical Name: Strelitzia
☘ Family: Strelitziaceae
☘ Common Name: Bird of Paradise
Symbolism: The Bird of Paradise represents faithfulness, love, and thoughtfulness, making it the perfect romantic gift. In Hawaiian, the name means “Little Globe” and represents magnificence.
Bird of Paradise prefers bright direct light. It can adapt to medium light, but growth may slow.
Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
Water when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.
To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!
Appreciates the occasional misting using filtered-water, which also helps remove the dust from its glossy dark leaves.
Prefers average indoor room temperatures (18-26°C). Avoid placing your plants near heating and air conditioning sources.
Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.
Mildly toxic to humans and pets. Ingestion may cause mouth and stomach irritation.
➕ Additional Tips
If the leaves begin to turn brown along the edges, it may be caused by chemicals in your tap water. Use filtered water, or leave tap water in an open container overnight before watering to allow some of the chemicals to evaporate.
⛔ HIGH RISK
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).
Above all, make sure you’re ready for plant parenthood.
💡 These essential care instructions are just guidelines; watering frequency, care routine will vary depending on location, light, temperature, humidity and air circulation in a space -- and most of all on your care.
💡 Your plant relies on you to give it healthy living conditions and deserves plenty of TLC. In fact, the mere act of paying attention to it on daily basis -- or "listening | talking" to it, if you will -- is one of the most important things you can do as a plant parent.
💡 If you see any signs of distress, you may need to act immediately to save your plant.
💡 On top of useful plant care advice, is expanding your knowledge and self-study in regard to your specific plants types. Further reading is a great resource for learning all about your plants, and the proper care that each of them needs along with any signs of distress or diseases. You can learn which are the best spots for your plants in your home, how to grow different plants, how to water your plants correctly, how to treat immediately and more.
💡 At the end of the day, you’re the plant’s guardian and your plant cannot survive without your love and care.