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Heliconia Psittacorum Golden Tourch, Heliconia Lady Diana (Yellow) - 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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1Heliconia Psittacorum Golden Tourch, Heliconia Lady Diana (Yellow) - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Heliconia Psittacorum Golden Tourch

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height24 inch (61 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Heliconia Psittacorum Golden Tourch, Heliconia Lady Diana (Yellow),Golden Torch.
Maximum Reachable Height 2 feet - 5 feet.
Flower Colour Yellow
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 Psittacorum Golden Tourch 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 Psittacorum Golden Tourch special feature

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

    Heliconia Psittacorum Golden Tourch uses

    Ornamental Use:

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

    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). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to plant Heliconia?

    June-July is best time to plant Heliconia

    How to trim Heliconia plant?

    Remove diseased, dried and dead stems or damaged leaves with clean shears.Trim Heliconia plant stalks by cutting them as close to the ground as you can.

    How does the Heliconia plant survive?

    The Heliconia plant require following growing conditions to survive 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). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    What does the Heliconia plant reproduce?

    Heliconia plant reproduce by division of plant sucker easily. Each sucker produces around 20-40 side suckers in one year of planting depending on the variety.

    Where does the Heliconia plant grow?

    You can plant a Heliconia plant preferably outdoors at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant - 1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day preferably in morning. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    What is Heliconia plant?

    Heliconia is herbaceous plants with height range 1-4 meter tall depending on the species.The simple leaves of these plants are characteristically long, oblong, alternate, or growing opposite one another.

    How to plant Heliconia seeds?

    Growing Heliconia with seed it is time consuming consider the following points to grow Heliconia by seeds 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 4-6 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Can you plant Heliconia in pots?

    Yes,You can plant Heliconia in pots consider the following points. 1. To grow plant in pot it should be of 7-10 inch upper diameter with drainage hole-and overgrown plant is transferred in to main field. 2. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 4. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to grow Heliconia plants?

    Heliconia Plant is grown by rhizome division and seeds Consider the following points to grow plant. 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). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Is Heliconia indoor plant?

    No, Heliconia is not indoor plant but you can grow by considering following points.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). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to plant Heliconia?

    To plant Heliconia consider the following points 1. To grow Heliconia plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

    Are Heliconias poisonous?

    Heliconia is mildly toxic to pet animals if digested.

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