Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise) Care Guide

Welcome to our Strelitzia care guide! In this guide, we will provide you with all the information you need to successfully care for your Strelitzia plant. Strelitzia, also known as the Bird of Paradise plant, is a stunning tropical plant that can bring a touch of exotic beauty to any space.

Light: Strelitzia plants thrive in bright, indirect light. Place your plant near a window where it can receive plenty of sunlight, but avoid direct sunlight without proper acclimation, as it can scorch the leaves.

Watering: It's important to keep the soil of your Strelitzia plant evenly moist, but not soggy. Water your plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.

Temperature: Strelitzia plants prefer warm temperatures between 65°F and 85°F (18°C to 29°C). Avoid exposing your plant to temperatures below 50°F (10°C), as it can cause damage to the leaves.

Humidity: Strelitzia plants enjoy moderate to high humidity levels. If the air in your home is dry, you can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant or using a humidifier.

Fertilizer: Feed your Strelitzia plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging for the correct dosage.

Pruning: Remove any dead or yellowing leaves to maintain the plant's appearance. You can also trim back any overgrown or damaged stems to encourage new growth.

Pests: Strelitzia plants are generally resistant to pests, but they can occasionally attract mealybugs or spider mites. If you notice any signs of infestation, treat the plant with an appropriate insecticide or one of our at home recipes.  You can find more detailed pest information on our Pest ID and Treatment pages.

Propagation: Strelitzia plants can be propagated through division. Carefully separate the plant into smaller sections, ensuring that each section has roots attached. Plant the divisions in separate pots with well-draining soil.

With proper care, your Strelitzia plant will thrive and reward you with its vibrant flowers and lush foliage. Enjoy the beauty of this tropical plant in your home or garden!