Parrot heliconia water plant

135.0 AED

Botanical name:- Heliconia psittacorum

  • 60cm-90cm
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Scientific nameHeliconia psittacorum
Common nameParrot heliconia water plant
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
LightBright light to direct sun
PestsMealybugs, spider mites, scale, thrips & vine weevils
Pet friendlinessNot hazardous
Maximum plant height60-90 cm
PotClay and loamy soil with water
Pot requirementRepot every 1-2 years
NutritionFeed once a month with a balanced (such as NPK) liquid or water-soluble fertilizer.
Pruning & trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Fower colour & season
DescriptionThe heliconia psittacorum is an evergreen, perennial rhizomatous erect herbaceous species quickly forming 0,8-1,5 m tall dense tufts. The leaves, on an about 25 cm long petiole, are basal, alternate, simple, entire, elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate with pointed apex and prominent central nervation in the lower page, 35-55 cm long and 4-12 cm broad, of bright intense green color above, paler below, and sheathing tubular foliar bases forming a pseudo-stem of about 2,5 cm of diameter. The inflorescence, on a 15-55 cm long peduncle, is an erect 6-12 cm long terminal spike with slightly waved rachis, usually orange, and 3-7 alternate, lanceolate, concave, waxy, bracts, slightly spaced, red to bright orange red, at times pink or lilac, the basal one 8-15 cm long, the others progressively decreasing. The bracts subtend 3-9 flowers, on a 1,6-1,8 cm long pedicel, tubular, usually orange with dark green spot towards the apex, 3-5 cm long. The flowers, with bilateral symmetry, are hermaphroditic, with 3 sepals, two of which merged and one free, and three petals fused together, little spaced between them, 5 fertile stamina and one staminode opposite to the free sepal; the flowers are pollinated by the hummingbirds. The fruits are sub-globose drupes initially yellow to orange, then glossy dark blue when ripe, of about 0,8 cm of diameter, containing 1-3 seeds. For Landscape Visit Sunscape Landscape Gardening LLC


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Heliconia psittacorum water plant

Parrot heliconia water plant

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