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Golden Bird of Paradise Plants

Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold'

The Golden Bird of Paradise is an exotic tropical indoor house plant. It is known for its striking yellow and blue flowers that resemble tropical birds when in bloom. As an indoor plant, the large green leaves on tall stems are perfect for a sunny corner.

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Its dramatic, glossy, banana-shaped leaves make Golden Bird of Paradise one of the most popular indoor plants for interior designers and plant enthusiasts alike. This is a great plant for a home with a nice, sunny corner in a living room or bedroom and it can be moved outside during the summer months.


Growzone: 9-11 Golden Bird of Paradise Plants Hardiness Zone
Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 5 to 8 Feet
Mature Width: 2 to 3 Feet
Classification: Green foliage
Sunlight: Bright, direct light to full sun (if outdoors)
Habit: Upright, narrow at base
Flower Color: Golden Yellow and purple flower
Foliage: Green, glossy
Soil Condition: Average, well draining
Water Requirements: Likes to dry out between watering
Uses: Houseplant for bright spaces

How to Care for Golden Bird of Paradise Plants

Before you buy a Golden Bird of Paradise indoor house plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

What is the best light for Golden Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

What is the best light for Golden Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

Golden Bird of Paradise plants prefer to have as much light as possible. Large south facing or western windows provide enough light indoors to keep them happy. Outdoors, they can go in full sun or some light shade.

What is the best soil for Golden Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

What is the best soil for Golden Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

Golden Bird of Paradise Plants need a very well draining soil, and prefer to have slightly dry conditions. Regular potting mix with compost works well for plants potted in containers. Try to avoid an area with clay soil if planting outdoors to encourage better drainage.

How often do I water Golden Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

How often do I water Golden Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

Golden Bird of Paradise Plants like to dry out occasionally between watering. It does not like to stay or sit in water or get too dry. Plants that are watered too often usually get crown or root rot, meaning the plant will die at the soil base, or the roots will die first. This is a good reason to fill a saucer with pea gravel under the pot to allow excess water to completely drain from the pot after each watering. This also helps to raise the humidity level locally around the plant which Golden Bird of Paradise plants thrive in.

How do I fertilize Golden Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

How do I fertilize Golden Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

Any all purpose, fertilizer will work for Golden Bird of Paradise Plants. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble quick release, and granular slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting Golden Bird of Paradise indoors or outdoors.


Additional Information

Golden Bird of Paradise is a unique flower that is gaining popularity with house plant growers. While everyone else is flaunting their orange birds of paradise, why not add this new and unique color into your collection? Wait till you see the little bird's head peeking out through the foliage. Gold Bird of Paradise Plants are surprisingly easy to take care of and their drought-tolerant, so they won't mind if you occasionally forget water. 

The long slender leaves resemble banana leaves and can grow up to e to 4 feet in length. The leaves will remain upright, so there is no need to worry about the plant taking up too much floor space. It adds vertical interest at 4-5 feet tall and fits nicely in corners and even bright hallways due to its narrow form.

Try growing Mandelas Golden Bird of Paradise plants in containers near the pool. These are striking pool plants and add a tropical touch to your oasis. 

It is native to South Africa, so it will thrive indoors, where it tends to be warmer. Golden Birds can be moved outside in the warmer months, but it'll have to come indoors during the winter before freezing temperatures arrive.  Try to avoid the full sun, as outdoors, they prefer a slightly shaded area.

Mandela's Gold bird of paradise is truly an exotic plant. The exotic bird of paradise flowers is a big hit with florists and designers alike. This is the first stable yellow flowering bird of paradise, so there's no need to worry about it reverting to the orange-flowered variety. 

Growing Strelitzia reginae cultivars indoors is very easy. It should be planted in well-drained soil with plenty of room in the pot for its roots to grow. Any loamy soil will work, and we suggest Ocean Forest Potting Soil by Fox Farm


Frequently Asked questions

Is Golden Bird of Paradise toxic to cats and dogs?

Why are the Leaves of my Bird of Paradise Plant Tearing?


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