Easy to grow, Birds of Paradise does well in full sun or semi-shade. In areas where frost is not a danger, it can be planted outdoors year-round and requires rich loamy soil. Often you’ll find a time-release fertilizer throughout the year brings the most out of this gorgeous plant. Bird of Paradise requires liberal amounts of water until well established. Planting in full sun will provide you with more flowers while planting in shade will keep the foliage looking the best.