Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Often considered the Queen of indoor plants the Bird of Paradise plant will definitely add some life and tropical feels to your space. A relatively hardy plant, your BOP can tolerate low direct light settings to bright direct sun.

  • Soil

Almost any well-draining potting mix will be sufficient for the Bird of Paradise. Our go-to recommendation for a high-quality soil that’s fast draining is Fox Farms Ocean Forest.

  • Watering

Water a Bird of Paradise when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Make sure to discard any water that drains from the bottom to avoid root rot. It is better to keep a BOP on the drier side, as they do not like “wet feet”. Decrease watering frequency in the winter.

  • Sunlight

The BOP can survive in light levels between low indirect to bright direct light. It will flourish and thrive in brighter light, however.

  • Humidity

This plant will appreciate frequent misting for humidity. It will also help with cleaning the leaves free of any dust that builds.

  • Fertilization

When it comes to fertilizing Bird of Paradise, they will only need it in the spring and summer months, about once a month. No need to feed your plant in the fall and winter months.


  • Pet friendly?

    • No-this plant is not pet friendly so avoid putting it where pets or children can get into.

  • Speedy Grower?

    • We get a lot of people asking how long it’ll take their smaller BoP to reach the ceiling-touching heights of our larger ones in 17” pots. These guys are fast growers so if you don’t want to ball out and buy a big one, go small and just give it years of love and proper care.

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