According to some garden experts, the Birds of paradise plants are large, relatively easy to grow plants that lend a bold tropical flair to any indoor space. With proper care of the plants the plants can easily grow to over 6 feet tall, even indoors. The plants broad, arching leaves can make a dramatic, graceful statement in your home. Continue reading to learn how to care for birds of paradise plant indoor.


Bird of Paradise plant care indoor

Light and soil requirement: The birds of paradise plants are tropical plants, they actually enjoy bright sunlight. You can easily place your indoor bird of paradise plant in a spot where it will get the most light. The only exception is if the location is very hot, such as in a sun room; in that case, bright, indirect light is best. If your birds of paradise plants leaves are yellowing, try and increase the amount of light exposure.

The birds of paradise plants prefer rich, well-draining soil that still retains some moisture.

Water requirement: The birds of paradise plants do best with a regular watering schedule. Make sure you keep the soil moist in spring and summer, during the growing season, but also allow the soil to dry between waterings in the dormant fall and winter months.

Water that actually has a high salt content can burn the plant leaves. If this is the case with your water you can consider using rain water, when possible, or distilled water to water your bird of paradise plants. The birds of paradise plants also do well in typical household humidity, but they may benefit from intermittent misting during dryer winter months.

Fertilizer requirement: During the spring and summer you can easily fertilize your bird of paradise plants with an all-purpose liquid fertilizer diluted to half its recommended strength. Don’t ever fertilize your bird of paradise plants in the fall and winter. Also, excess plant food can cause leaf tip burn.

Insects and pests control: The birds of paradise plants are susceptible to scale, spider mites and mealy bugs, although these pests are easy to spot and address. Simply wipe the birds of paradise plants leaves with a soft cloth or warm, soapy water. Make sure you avoid alcohol and spray pesticides as they can easily harm the plant leaves. 


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