Bird of Paradise is a beautiful plant that generally is pest free. But from time
to time they can be attacked by insects. Some pests are relatively easy to
remove before causing any damage, simply by picking them off. Grasshoppers,
caterpillar and snails for example are easily spotted and removed by hand. Smaller insects might require a little more effort. Using water or rubbing alcohol will usually rid your plant of small surface pests like aphids.
- bird of paradise plants are usually free of pests, but some may contain mealybugs and scale
- Aphids are also a problem, but they’re easier to spot than most pests
- But all of such pests can be removed with insecticide which helps substantially
“Any large bird of paradise pests like caterpillars and snails can be picked off by hand.”