Bird Of Paradise Plants
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Is it ok to keep my Bird of Paradise in 24-hr grow light and heating pad?

Zone Bremerton, Wash. (Pacific NW) | Anonymous added on September 24, 2019 | Answered

I live in the Pacific NW therefore I keep my Bird indoors in front of a partial sunny window. When I got it as a gift in April it was 13” tall. It is now over 28” and it is beautiful. I’ve moved it from the small pot that it came, to a little larger pot, being very careful of the roots. I’m reading information on how to care for it. Is my keeping a grow light above it and a heating pad around the outer pot, going to disrupt its seasonal growing cycle? I am a retired senior and have always loved this beautiful plant. Thank you for your help, Tom Gratton

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 26, 2019

The supplemental light is an excellent idea but not sure you need it 24 hours a day. And the heating pad doesn't seem necessary unless you keep your home very cool. Here is more information about their care:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/bird-of-paradise-as-a-houseplant.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/bird-of-paradise-an-exotic-flower-like-none-other.htm

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