Smiling woman holding large Bird of Paradise plant inside plant store in Tacoma Washington

Bird of Paradise

Regular price $250.00 Sale

DETAILS

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) are easy to fall in love with. Their gigantic leaves and occasional stunning flowers (in ideal conditions) will turn any space into an idyllic jungle. You sometimes hear them referred to as a Banana leaf plant -- however they are a totally different plant.

CARE + MAINTENANCE

Light + temperature

Plenty of bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can damage the flowers. 65-90°F.

Water requirements

In Summer, keep soil evenly moist. In Winter, allow soil to dry in between watering. Mist occasionally.

Toxicity

Toxic to pets. Please contact your veterinarian if you suspect your pet has ingested this plant.

Care tips

The most important thing is to make sure you have a really good bright spot for this plant. Near a south or west facing window is ideal. It loves humidity, so misting or placing near a humidifier is a great idea. You will love how this plant transforms your space.

Common issues

Why isn't my Bird of Paradise flowering?

It's pretty rare for a Bird of Paradise to flower indoors. Ideal conditions to promote blooming would be lots and lots of light and higher humidity than most of us have in our houses. But if you can manage it, you should feel truly lucky! The flowers are stunningly beautiful.

Why are my Bird of Paradise leaves turning yellow?

Yellow leaves on the Bird of Paradise are caused by overwatering or root rot. Let your soil dry out entirely, and take a good look at your watering schedule, pot (does it have proper drainage?), and location in your home. 

Origin + Shipping

All our plants are grown domestically in the United States in Florida, California, or Hawaii, and comply with all phytosanitary and quarantine regulations.

Plants are expertly packed by our team and shipped in plastic grow pots to ensure the least amount of damage during shipping. Heat packs are automatically included when plants are shipped to cold climates.