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Houston TX
Apr 18, 2018 8:51 PM CST
I just bought a bird of paradise plant today, I'm reading in the net and got confused, please I need help as bellow :
Location : Houston TX

1- watering: once a week ? Keep it humid or dry before watering it again ?

2- fertilizer : 10-10-10 fertilizer? Or what is the best for this plant please ! Also how to use the fertilizer? And how often

Awaiting your feedback

Thank you so much
Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Apr 20, 2018 10:06 AM CST
I'm assuming your BofP is in a pot and indoors. Let me know if that is incorrect.

Indoors it should be right in front of a sunny window. Unless you moved it into a large pot, then it is best to water it very thoroughly every week or as soon as the surface of the soil is dry. Always add enough water so that a small amount trickles through the drain holes. With this plant, it is better to err on the side of too much rather than too little water.

Low humidity is not a problem as long as the soil is kept moist.

Fertilizer doesn't make much difference. Use the 10-10-10 once per month at half strength.
Will Creed
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Aug 5, 2020 11:16 AM CST
What is the preferred fertilizer for Bird of Paradise?

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