Bird of paradise flower - with the right care for a blooming wonder

Bird of paradise flower - with the right care for a blooming wonder

What do you need to know about watering?

Note the following points:

  • water abundantly in summer
  • Pour larger specimens more intensively
  • Keep the substrate moist
  • water when the top layer of soil has dried
  • water almost daily when it is hot
  • Use warm, low-lime water
  • Avoid waterlogging

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At what intervals and with what should you fertilize?

The 'parrot flower' native to Madeira should be fertilized at regular intervals from April to August. You can feed them with fertilizer every 7 to 14 days. Compost, liquid fertilizer and fertilizer sticks are suitable for fertilization. (1.45 € at Amazon *) But be careful: do not fertilize too much, otherwise the flower may fail.

How do you overwinter the bird of paradise flower?

This plant is extremely sensitive to frost. Even temperatures below 10 ° C can damage it. Therefore, you should overwinter them. This happens in a bright and 10 to 15 ° C cool location. Alternatively, you can also overwinter your bird of paradise in the warm living room, as long as there is enough light there.

When should this plant be repotted and how?

When repotting the bird of paradise flower, a sure instinct is required:

  • has fleshy but sensitive roots
  • Roots can break if not handled properly
  • Repot every 3 years
  • ideal time: after flowering
  • Use potting soil or potting soil

Do you have to cut this plant?

It is not necessary to prune the Strelitzia reginae. On the contrary, pruning has a detrimental effect on the plant and its health. Old leaves should be torn out with one jerk. You should also remove dead flowers! But the plant should never be cut back radically!

Under what circumstances can illnesses occur?

Incorrect care can lead to the leaves curling up (dryness), root rot (wetness), failure to flower and fungal diseases such as gray mold.


The flowers can also be used as cut flowers in the vase for one to two weeks.