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Heliconia Rostrata - Plant

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Description

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.

Sr Item name
1 Heliconia Rostrata - Plant
2 6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

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 flowe Very beautiful as a potted plant on the patio in a decorative container.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Golden Torch
Maximum Reachable Height 2 feet - 5 feet.
Flower Colour Red-Green
Bloom Time Blossoms in spring,summer and fall.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

  • 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 plants 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 doesnt do well in a boggy area.
  • Heliconia Rostrata care

    Sunlight It needs to be grown in full sun
    Watering Allow the soil to dry out upto top 2 inches before watering again.
    Soil Freely draining soils with high organic matter.
    Temperature The plant requires a hot atmosphere.
    Fertilizer 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.

    Heliconia Rostrata special feature

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

    Heliconia Rostrata uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The flowers make good cut flowers
    • Very beautiful as a potted plant on the patio in a decorative container

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What eats the Heliconia plant?

    Many species of insects feed on Heliconia leaves. Maggots,Larvae etc.

    How to care for Heliconia plants?

    Caring tips for Heliconia plants
    1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required.
    2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
    3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
    4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July).

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