Water your Bird of Paradise on a biweekly basis, leaving enough time in between sessions for your plant’s soil to fully absorb the moisture. Avoid watering more often than this, as it could lead to issues such as stagnant pools of water and root rot, which can ultimately be fatal for the plant. It prefers salt-free water, so it is recommended to use distilled water when possible.
To check the water levels of your plant’s soil, place a water meter a few inches into the soil, where it will give you an accurate indication. If you do not own a water meter, stick one finger knuckle-deep into the soil. At this depth, you will be able to accurately account for the soil’s level of moistness.