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How to Water a Bird of Paradise

By Tara Dooley ; Updated September 21, 2017
Bird of Paradise needs lots of water.
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Bird of Paradise, a beautiful plant with a flower that looks like the head of colorful bird, is native to South Africa but can grow in other hot, humid places like Florida or Hawaii. To keep these flowers looking their best during the blooming season, you need to know how and when to keep them watered.

Plant Bird of Paradise in well-draining soil for best results. Each plant needs about 6 feet of space around it for good growth and multiple blooms.

Water often in the winter months to promote growth and flowering. Mulch will seal in moisture so the plant retains what it needs, including nutrients.

Use a water hose to saturate the plant almost daily and keep the ground damp. Mound dirt in a circle around the flower to keep water from flowing away from the plant. Make the circle about 10 to 12 inches out from the plant's stalks. Do not overwater, however. As long as the dirt remains damp, Bird of Paradise will grow and bloom.


Things You Will Need

  • Water source

About the Author


Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.