Heliconia (Heliconia Latispatha) is a plant genus that are characterized by astonishing beautiful flowers, these flowers last for many weeks as anthuriums flowers. It is categorized under family Heliconiaceae and known by many common names like lobster-claws, toucan peak, wild plantains or false bird-of-paradise. Below is the brief information about the presented plant:
Heliconia (Heliconia Latispatha)
Height : 14 to 24 inch
Potting Medium : Soil mix
Pot Type : 8 inch plastic pot
Heliconia (Heliconia Latispatha) Introduction
Heliconia (Heliconia Latispatha) is native to tropical Americas, although its many varieties are neutralized and commercially grown all over the world, majorly in Florida, Gambia and Thailand. Heliconia (Heliconia Latispatha) plant grows in groups and suits to almost any type of garden with its dense green foliage and stunning flowers.
Heliconia (Heliconia Latispatha) has as many as 194 species. The variations of the plant also have different bright-coloured flowers. The ideal location for the plant is in direct sunlight, with a fertile and well-draining soil to provide it the nutrients with a high phosphorus and micronutrients content. Plant must not be allowed to completely dry-out between watering. Although the plant genus is generally pest free, snails, worms and aphids might attack on the plant. Being on the lookout for these can prevent any major damage.
Heliconia (Heliconia Latispatha) Care
Water it thoroughly once in a week.
Use good drainage potting mix and keep it moist.
Avoid over-watering as this may tend to turn leaves yellow and root-rot.
This is a sun loving plant keep it in full sun light or bright light.
Fertilize it with a low nitrogen NPK every month for better flowering.