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Heliconia psittacorum, Bihai psittacorum, Parrot  Heliconia psittacorum, Bihai psittacorum
Family: Heliconiaceae
Parrot's heliconia, Heliconia, Parakeet Flower
small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunshadesemi-shaderegular waterornamental foliagered/crimson/vinous flowersyellow/orange flowersdeciduousattracts butterflies, hummingbirdssubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plantincuded in CD catalog

Heliconias are one of the most tropical looking plants. It is a must to have in a garden to create a tropical paradise. Heliconia psittacorum varieties form a group of smaller growing Heliconias which rarely exceed 5ft (1.5 m). They are less affected by cool temperatures than other Heliconias and also require less care. Can be grown in containers and kept indoors. Psittacorums have no particular blooming season and produce inflorescences all year long, usually blooming already during the first year after planting. Inflorescence makes a long lasting cut flower. The reddish pointed structures are called bracts. These tough, leathery structures protect the actual flower, which is yellow and quite delicate. The hummingbird that comes to this flower has a beak precisely shaped to fit into the flower. When the bird feeds, it receives a meal of nectar and in return, the plant's flower is pollinated. Grow best at temperatures above 70 F and should never be subjected to temperatures of less than 50 F for extended periods. Heavy feeders. The soil should be kept moist between waterings, never soaking wet. Propagation by rhizomes. See Thai Heliconia - varieties Gallery.


 Heliconia psittacorum, Bihai psittacorum, Parrot
Heliconia psittacorum Tortuga

Heliconia psittacorum, Bihai psittacorum, Parrot
Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata Guyana
Heliconia psittacorum, Bihai psittacorum, Parrot
Heliconia psittacorum, Bihai psittacorum, Parrot
Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata Guyana
Heliconia psittacorum, Bihai psittacorum, Parrot
Heliconia psittacorum Andromeda
Heliconia psittacorum, Bihai psittacorum, Parrot
Heliconia psittacorum Lady Di
Heliconia psittacorum, Bihai psittacorum, Parrot
Heliconia psittacorum, Bihai psittacorum, Parrot
Heliconia psittacorum Lady Di
Heliconia psittacorum, Bihai psittacorum, Parrot
Psittacorum x spathocircinata Golden Torch
Heliconia psittacorum, Bihai psittacorum, Parrot


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Choconiana heliconia is a vigorous plant and prolific warm-season bloomer. Grows 2-5 feet tall. Grows in partial shade to full sun. Inflorescence has orange color. Good heliconia for pot culture. This is a very hardy plant, needing little attention once established.
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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 1 gal pot

10 Plants in stock

$19.95  
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Heliconia psittacorum - Lady Di

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Lady Di heliconia - the living tribute to Princess Diana. It's a vigorous plant and prolific warm-season bloomer. Grows 3-4 feet tall. grows in partial shade to full sun. Inflorescence has 5 to 8 dark red bracts. Good heliconia for pot culture. This is a very hardy plant, needing little attention once established.
See picture of actual plant for sale (1-2013).
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 1 gal pot

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