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ygpierre
Jun 27, 2016 11:18 AM CST
Hi, have a White Bird of Paradise plant in my foyer and I it receives light from my glass front door and the windows from my kitchen nook. There is a new leaf sprouting, but it has not opened. It's been like this for over a month. What should I do? Is it not getting enough light? I don't know what to do, because I want to keep it in the foyer. Thank you

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drdawg
Jun 27, 2016 12:47 PM CST
Welcome! Yolanda. Bird of Paradise is an outside plant, and grow huge in sub-tropical and tropical areas of the world. If grown indoors, they need very strong indirect light to do well. I don't know where you live, so perhaps you can take a moment and update your public profile, showing your city/state.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 27, 2016 1:50 PM CST
When grown indoors be prepared for a very large plant that will grow very fast with the right full sun conditions. You might see them indoors in hotels and other large rooms. How long have you had the plant? I had a new baby plant try to sprout this fall. It remained dormant all winter. Come spring and warmer temps, it opened up. You don't say what part of the country you are in. But these plants thrive in bright light, warm temperatures and high humidity, Misting often helps with the humidity. It needs a very large pot and loves lots of water. Welcome! Welcome!
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 27, 2016 4:15 PM CST
Where are you? Possibly it's not unfurling its new leaf because you have your a/c running and it's too cold? These are tropical plants and they grow when it is warm but are dormant in cooler weather here. We have temperatures in the 90's here now and my big Birds are growing and blooming like crazy. In winter it's in the 70's or 80's and cooler at night, and they don't grow at all.

As Ken noted above, it's really not a good plant for indoors unless you have a 2- or 3-story atrium with very high light levels. I'd try putting it outside, although if it's hot where you are, you'll need to water it a TON.
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drdawg
Jun 27, 2016 4:24 PM CST
I agree
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