Plant care tips by Leaf Envy Bird of Paradise, watering, humidity, fertiliser requirements

Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia Nicolai

Light

Bright, indirect light to dappled sun.

Water

Weekly watering allowing the 2” soil to completely dry out between waterings. In winter, we recommend watering less frequently to prevent overwatering and root rot.

Humidity

High humidity. Your Bird of Paradise will love being misted regularly and it will help it avoid crisping tips on its leaves.

Temperature

Bird of Paradise enjoy temperatures ranging from 18-21ºC. Avoid abrupt temperature changes and cold drafts.

Fertilizer

Feed with general houseplant fertiliser monthly during the growing season (spring to summer).

Toxicity

Toxic - keep away from pets and small children

Additional Care Information

Leaves tearing or splitting along the veins are completely normal. In nature, these delicate large leaves are designed to split with strong winds to avoid being blown over. If your plant is in a high traffic area or a drafty spot, it may split more. If this frayed appearance bothers you, you can relocate your plant to a more protected spot.

Troubleshooting

• Yellowing leaves and burnt tips: too much direct light or under-watering.
• Browning, droopy leaves: overwatering.

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