Bird of paradise

Bird of paradise

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220.00

  • Light watering In spring/summer, water him when the top two inches of soil are dry. In winter, let him dry out between waterings.
  • Bright light He needs a lot of light to keep him happy, so no shady spots, please. Near a window but not in full sun is perfect.
  • Humidity He comes from a moist environment, so keep him well misted. Spraying him every few days is ideal.
  • If you have the space, and are able to move him, he’ll enjoy spending a warm summer outside. Make sure to bring him in before the weather turns frosty.

About bird of paradise

No prizes for guessing how this plant got its popular name. Its flowers are gorgeous and from a distance look a bit like birds of paradise. Native to South Africa, it’s a real high-impact plant, with leaves that can grow up to 200cm long (in the wild it could grow almost four-metres tall). It’s so large that in the wild it’s pollinated not by insects but by birds. Sunbirds, to be exact. As long as you treat it well you can expect to be rewarded with those impressive flowers in winter and spring. Encourage flowering by feeding it once a month in spring and summer. Make sure you give it plenty of room to grow. This bird of paradise likes to spread its wings. Did you know?The bird of paradise plant is so revered in South Africa that it’s featured on the 50 cent coin.

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  • Light watering In spring/summer, water him when the top two inches of soil are dry. In winter, let him dry out between waterings.
  • Bright light He needs a lot of light to keep him happy, so no shady spots, please. Near a window but not in full sun is perfect.
  • Humidity He comes from a moist environment, so keep him well misted. Spraying him every few days is ideal.
  • If you have the space, and are able to move him, he’ll enjoy spending a warm summer outside. Make sure to bring him in before the weather turns frosty.

About bird of paradise

No prizes for guessing how this plant got its popular name. Its flowers are gorgeous and from a distance look a bit like birds of paradise. Native to South Africa, it’s a real high-impact plant, with leaves that can grow up to 200cm long (in the wild it could grow almost four-metres tall). It’s so large that in the wild it’s pollinated not by insects but by birds. Sunbirds, to be exact. As long as you treat it well you can expect to be rewarded with those impressive flowers in winter and spring. Encourage flowering by feeding it once a month in spring and summer. Make sure you give it plenty of room to grow. This bird of paradise likes to spread its wings. Did you know?The bird of paradise plant is so revered in South Africa that it’s featured on the 50 cent coin.