How To Grow Bird Of Paradise

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The Bird of Paradise (Strelizia spp.) is a flamboyant, colourful and exotic looking plant that has striking bird-like orange, yellow or white flowers and narrow paddle shaped leaves. Native to Africa, it grows well in Australia and makes a perfect indoor plant in a brightly lit room.

Position – Indoors in a very bright, well lit spot.
Water – Only water when the surface of the potting mix feels dry – overwatering this plant can be detrimental. Reduce watering during the cooler months.
Soil – Good quality potting mix
When To Grow – All year round

How To Grow

Step 1 – Choose a pot at least 400mm wide (or larger, depending on the size of your plant). Position in well-lit spot.
Step 2 – Fill pot with good quality potting mix such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
Step 3 – Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
Step 4 – Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well afterwards.
Step 5 – Water when the potting mix feels dry. Gently dig around in the top few centimetres of potting mix with your finger. If potting mix sticks to your finger and feels moist, watering can be delayed. If it feels dry and dusty, it’s time to re-water.
Step 6 – Feed the plant fortnightly during spring and summer with Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food. This fertiliser promotes strong root development and healthy foliage growth. No feeding is required during the winter months.

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