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Heliconia Psittacorum, Heliconia Lady Diana (Red) - 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.
It is often cultivated as a tropical ornamental plant in regions outside its native range.
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Description for Heliconia Psittacorum, Heliconia Lady Diana (Red)

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 nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
-RedSpring,summer and fall.2 to 5 feet.Easy.

Planting and care

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
Full sunFreely 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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4 / 5 Santhosh Santy 03 September 2017
Wow nice plants and delivered in great condition..
5 / 5 Brahmini Rajesh 30 August 2017
Excellent service and good product. Well packed and well delivered. Though few leaves were fallen but plant was almost ok.
5 / 5 Sriram Sena 16 July 2017
This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements
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