Getting a Bird of Paradise to bloom.
I have a BOP I bought last year. It was small, maybe in a 1/2 gal pot and a foot tall. I potted it last year in a 16" or 18" pot and it lived outside until winter. It came in and sat in front of a south facing window all winter and went back outside this spring. It has grown 3 new leaves that are huge. I'm new to the tropicals. :-) I have been fertilizing it this year with a 5-5-5 indoor plant fertilizer that you sprinkle on top of the soil.
When do these bloom? Do they have to be a certain age? Pot-bound? Certain size?