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Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

The Bird of Paradise is one of the most well-known tropical houseplants. It's a very fast-growing plant that loves a lot of sunlight and moisture. It's not a difficult plant to take care of, but it does have its challenges. It grows...big. This plant can grow up to 1.80m (6ft) tall and 1.20m (4ft) wide.

To give you the best chance to take care of this plant, we've broken down the caring process into a few different steps. These steps are designed to provide you with the most in-depth information to teach you everything you need to know about caring for your plant.

  1. How to care for a Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)
  2. How to use Neem Oil with plants

In this ultimate guide to taking care for a Bird of Paradise, also known as a Strelitzia, we'll explore everything you should know about taking care of this plant.

Summary of Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) care

Find out what the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) prefers when it comes to its plant care. These are the most important parts of taking care of the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)!

Watering your Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) thrives in moist (no wet) soil, so make sure to regularly check the soil to see if you need to water it again.

Sunlight for your Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.

Fertilizing your Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.

Soil for your Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) likes to be watered when the top of the soil is dry, so use a soil mix that drains excess moisture quickly and holds onto some moisture for a few days.

Temperature for the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 27°C (64 - 80°F).

Propagating the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

To propagate the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia), you can remove seeds / bulbs from the parent plant and grow the baby Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)'s into an adult plant.

Repotting the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

You should repot your Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) once every 3 year(s). This helps your Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) to stay healthy for many years.

Difficulty of Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) plant care

The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) is a plant for more advanced plant owners and can be tough to take care of.

1. How to care for a Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

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How to care for a Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

The Bird of Paradise is one of the most well-known tropical houseplants. Surprisingly, it's quite easy to take care of this plant. In this plant care guide, we're going to find out how you can best take care of this beautiful and fast-growing tropical houseplant.

Read "How to care for a Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)"

2. How to use Neem Oil with plants

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How to use Neem Oil with plants

Neem Oil is quite well-known in the plant community as a way to prevent pest infestations. In this guide, we'll talk about everything you need to know about Neem Oil. We'll even give you a recipe for making your own Neem Oil mixture for much cheaper than you can buy in stores.

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Frequently asked questions

How should you water the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)?
The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) thrives in moist (no wet) soil, so make sure to regularly check the soil to see if you need to water it again.
How much sunlight does the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) need?
The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.
How much fertilizer does the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) need?
The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.
What is the best soil for the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)?
The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) likes to be watered when the top of the soil is dry, so use a soil mix that drains excess moisture quickly and holds onto some moisture for a few days.
What is the ideal temperature for the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)?
The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 27°C (64 - 80°F).
How do you propagate the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)?
To propagate the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia), you can remove seeds / bulbs from the parent plant and grow the baby Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)'s into an adult plant.
How often should you repot the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)?
You should repot your Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) once every 3 year(s). This helps your Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) to stay healthy for many years.
Is the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) easy to take care of?
The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) is a plant for more advanced plant owners and can be tough to take care of.

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