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.
||Heliconia Rostrata - Plant
||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 flowers.Very beautiful as a potted plant on the patio in a decorative container.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||2 feet - 5 feet.
||Blossoms in spring,summer and fall.
Planting and careThe 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
||It needs to be grown in full sun
||Allow the soil to dry out upto top 2 inches before watering again.
||Freely draining soils with high organic matter.
||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.
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
- The flowers make good cut flowers
- Very beautiful as a potted plant on the patio in a decorative container