With its broad vibrant green leaves, the Bird of Paradise aka Crane Flower brings a touch of the tropics to any room. When not in bloom, this plant has large, blade-like leaves that resemble those of a banana tree. In warm climates, they can make for stunning landscape plants that fosters a true calming vibe. It's named after its unique flowers, which resemble brightly colored birds in flight. The Bird of Paradise is definitely an exotic fan favorite.
Thrives in bright indirect to direct light.
Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. This plant can benefit from extra humidity. Bird of Paradise can be sensitive to hard tap water. Try using filtered water or leaving water out overnight before using.
Sick Plant Signs
Splits along sides of leaves: Normal precaution to help plant adapt to strong winds in its current habitat
Yellow leaves, wet potting mix: Overwatering
Leaf drop: Low light, moisture-stress
Drooping, leaf curl, dry potting mix: Thirsty plant, underwatering