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Heliconia Metallica:
It is a distinctive evergreen flowering plant.
It is one of the best perennial flowering plant.
It is the fastest growing landscape flowering plant.
It is most beautiful of all flowering plants in full bloom.

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Heliconia Metallica is a plant genus that are characterised 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 Metallica
Height : 8 to 12 inch
Potting Medium : Soil mix
Pot Type : 6 inch plastic pot

Heliconia Metallica Introduction

Heliconia Metallica is native to tropical Americas, although its many varieties are neutralized and commercially grown all over the world, majorly in Florida, Gambia and Thailand. The Heliconia Metallica plant grows in groups and suits to almost any type of garden with its dense green foliage and stunning flowers.

Heliconia Metallica has as many as 194 species, 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 Metallica 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.


  • Every plant has different type of light, feed and water requirements.
  • Most of the plants like moderate watering, let the couple of inch at surface dry before watering again.
  • Some plants require frequent feeding but most, once in a year, feed the plant at beginning of spring.
  • Repot the plant every couple of years in slightly bigger container.


  • Avoid frequent watering in winters, it will kill the plant.
  • Avoid temperature shocks like taking it suddenly indoors or outdoors.
  • Avoid partial watering and use water sprayers to water equally in all directions.
  • Avoid repotting plants in large containers, most of the plants likes to be in groups.
  • Avoid over fertilizing, quantity depends on NPK ingredients but plants do need not more than a spoon.


Plants are living creatures require a little sensitivity towards them, following common instructions are helpful for keeping them happy:
  • Dig around the root zone with your fingers to a depth of 2-3' for small plants and water generously when the soil feels dry to the touch.
  • Use a balanced fertilizer i.e., 10-10-10, 14-14-14 (Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K)) food with micro-nutrients.
  • Be observant of the changes in plant vigor and growth, plants are more susceptible to disease and pests if they are weakened through poor maintenance.
  • It is good to make it a practice to inspect plants progress so you can spot systems of disease or insect infestations well in advance of any serious problem.
  • Pruning is required at times for plant health and aesthetics, as a general note remove the damaged leaves and branches as soon as those are noticed to avoid infections.


  • We deliver living items only in Delhi NCR.
  • We ship non living items to all over India.
  • Plants images are for recognition purpose only.
  • Actual size may vary as natural plants grow their ways.
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  • Living and non living items are dispatched within 1 to 15 days.
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  • Heavy plants above 20kg weight can be purchased with store pickup.
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  1. Dr. Nisha Bhardwaj (Reviewer)

    Heliconia Metallica

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