It manifests itself as white spots on the leaves surrounded by a ring in a shade of green different from that of the plant. Thank you. None of the new leaves nor the small oldest ones have this problem, but all the others have it. To do this, soak seeds in water for at least three days, or scarify them by scratching or nicking the seed casing with a file. Hi Ann – I’m not sure what you’re describing but it could be scale or mealybugs. I’m not sure about the root guard as I’ve never used 1 for this plant. Lots of new leaves are coming in though from both sections. Any suggestions about how to prevent this? Strelitzia leaves are poisonous if ingested in large amounts by humans or their pets, causing nausea and vomiting. The only exception is if it’s very hot, such as in a sun room; in that case, bright, indirect light is best. ... Opogona crown borer – If you notice small holes in the base of your bird of paradise’s leaves or in the crown, you’ve got a crown borer. Nell, Hi Mayra – A bit of curling is normal for these plants. It also have green and white plants around the bottom. It’s common for the edges of these plants brown but nowadays they’re downright crispy because even the maritime layer, aka fog, has been almost nonexistent. Thanks Andy. It's growing new leaves but very slowly (about 1 every 2 months or so), is that normal? An indoor Bird of Paradise is a slow growing plant with large paddle- shaped leaves that resemble those of a banana plant. It is a small plant by any measure. One way to know if the plant is overwatered is that the leaves will become crunchy and brown. My neighbors did that to 2 of theirs growing outdoors & they came back beautifully. Bird-of-paradise (Strelitzia reginae), also called crane flower, is a semi-tropical plant native to southern regions of Africa. If you have Strelitzia fungal leaf spot, be sure to remove any infected leaves. I’ve been noticing quite a bit of leaf curling on these plants around town because we’re so darned dry. Required fields are marked *. This happens only with the biggest, tallest new leaves. Photo by Helga George. Thank you for your help, Hi Vicky – The leaves are most likely drooping because the roots can uptake enough water. I have just gotten a bird of paradise plant, and as soon as I got it home, its leaves started to rip and curl inwards and got brownish in color. In outdoor settings, plant bird-of-paradise at least 6 feet from a building foundation or ornamental structure. You’ll also want to remove any leaves that have fallen to the soil. https://www.joyusgarden.com/paradise-leaf-edges-turning-brown The foliage and flowers of bird-of-paradise plants may turn brown in response to adverse environmental conditions, including toxic chemicals and unfavorable growing locations. ; November 2010, University of Hawaii; Bird-of-Paradise; David Hensley et al. Thanks Symptoms include small, discolored leaves that fall early and cankered, discolored stems. My Bird of Paradise seems to have increasingly large brown spots. Hi Nell my orange bird of paradise has not grown since I put it in the ground 2 years ago. I'd like to figure out what is wrong with the leaf (none of the other leaves have this issue) so I can treat it if its bugs, fungus, etc. 2. I receive so many questions here, on my videos and via email. Scales and mealybugs both drain sap from the bird-of-paradise plant, causing new growth to turn brown or even wilt and die. If the 3-gallon size is used, be sure to select plants whose root systems have not become crowded or curled. I decided to start a segment called “Ask Nell” because you all might have the same questions and/or be interested in the answers. I hope this helps, Nell, Hi Nell, my indoor 2 yo bird of paradise was repotted recently and since then, the leaves have been drooping, so much so that the roots are being lifted up over the soil. It does best in temperatures between 65 and 70 … An indoor Bird of Paradise is a slow growing plant with large paddle- shaped leaves that resemble those of a banana plant. Hi Raj – The flowers of a Giant Bird of Paradise secrete sap but it sounds like that’s not causing it. When I bought it, it was about 3ish ft. Bird of paradise plants were introduced into California in 1853 by Colonel Warren, ... Leaves that are infected develop black, tan, brown, or yellow spots or patches. Controlling Bird of Paradise Fungus. The leaves get browner and more raggedy as they get older. Thank you for helping us spread the word & make the world a more beautiful place! Keep the air temperature above 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Keep this in mind when choosing the best spot for this plant in your garden or home. The split leaves that give the Bird of Paradise plant it’s bird-like morphology is scientifically believed to be purposeful leaf tearing or lobing of leaves to reduce drag in the wind. Thanks a million and God Bless you Dearly. Nell, Hi I have a tall birds of paradise indoor in a sunny lit room it’s about 2.5m just wondering I water it once a week and I noticed one of the leaves is curling is that normal in winter as its winter here in sydney, Hi I purchased a bird of paradise from Costco about 3 months ago and repotted into a new pot because it came in that plastic store container. For dense plants, use a pruning saw to cut the entire plant to about 1 foot off the ground. Views: 14634, Replies: 6 » Jump to the end.