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Heliconia Psittacorum, Heliconia Lady Diana (Orange) - Plant

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Heliconia psittacorum is one of the most popular type of Heliconia also known as Parakeet Flower, Parrots Beak, Parrots Flower and False Bird-of-Paradise.
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Sales price 399
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Plant height : 2 feet (+/- 20%)

The plant is potted in 6 inch plastic Pot
Item will be shipped by 3 - 5 days
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Description for Heliconia Psittacorum, Heliconia Lady Diana (Orange)

It is one that resembles most to the birds-of-paradise. It is an exotic, which blooms abundantly all year long. It has long pointed leaves which shiny green with a red edge. The leaves look similar to that of a banana. It is an exotic, which blooms abundantly all year long. The flowers also make good cut flowers.Very beautiful as a potted plant on the patio in a decorative container.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Golden Torch Orange Spring,summer and fall. 2 to 5 feet. Easy.

Planting and care

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun Freely draining soils with high organic matter. Allow the soil to dry out upto top 2 inches before watering again. The plant requires a hot atmosphere. This plant loves to be fed. Fertilize 3 times a year with a top quality granular fertilizer.
Supplement feedings with regular applications of liquid fertilizer during warm months for heavier bloom.

Caring for Heliconia Psittacorum

  • The plant requires a high humidity area. It can be grown well next to a water body.

  • Add top soil or organic peat humus to the hole when you plant. You might also add in composted cow manure to enrich the soil around the plant's rootball.

  • Dead leaves and old stems that have finished flowering should be removed to encourage more flowering.

  • In spring cut back to the ground any cold damaged stalks.

  • This plant loves to be fed. Fertilize 3 times a year with a top quality granular fertilizer. Supplement feedings with regular applications of liquid fertilizer during warm months for heavier bloom.Regular irrigation is a must.

  • This plant needs water and and it needs it often (2 to 3 times a week in summer), though it doesn't do well in a boggy area.

Typical uses of Heliconia Psittacorum

Special features: Used as Bedding Plant, Container Plant, Cut flower Plant, Feature Plant, Ground cover Plant and Mixed Border Plant

Ornamental use: The flowers make good cut flowers. Very beautiful as a potted plant on the patio in a decorative container.

References

    http://www.greenpatio.com/plantdatabase/heliconia-psittacorum.shtml

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What garden lovers say ... ?

4 / 5 Farid Molla 29 June 2018
Very good plant, very impressive packing, 2-3 leaves were dried. But will give 5 star
5 / 5 Surabhi Gupta 28 June 2018
Gift for my father and he loved it
5 / 5 Suman Prakash Prakash 22 June 2018
Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.
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