☘ 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.