Bird of paradise plants can be given fertilizer, such as compost, before new growth begins in spring. The plant will also benefit from regular feedings, so fertilize about every three months during the growing season.
- Light Needs: Full sun
- Watering Needs: Once established, needs regular watering
- Care Difficulty: Easy Care Plant
Also known as crane flowers, is one of the most beautiful of all exotic flowers. This native of South Africa derives its name from the unusual flowers, which resemble brightly colored birds in flight. The leaves of a bird of paradise plant are bluish-green with a red midrib. This thick, evergreen foliage resembles small banana leaves, attached to a long stalk.