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Heliconia (Heliconia)

I was wondering if it will bloom while we are here and there it is. There are few buds coming. Plant is against the wall facing east.

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The east might have slowed it down,but its in perfect condition without a hotter exposer beating down on it.
Is that one of "Lobster claw types" Klahanie?

2 Feb, 2016


Another 'new to me ' one !

2 Feb, 2016


Heliconia bihai .

One of the most beautiful flower, Amy. Favorite with florists.

3 Feb, 2016



It's gorgeous! I love Heliconia!

I only have two Heliconia species left growing outside. I used have many more before the the last 7 year drought (Heliconias hate drought conditions!). My Heliconias didn't flower last year because of the drought.

6 Feb, 2016


These are gorgeous flowers Delonix1, Shame that they did not flowered for you last year. I do not particularly like the huge leaves. Do they bloom at this time in San Diego? How is this year shaping up?

6 Feb, 2016


It depends on the species of Heliconia when they flower. Many can bloom in early spring or fall through winter.

I used to have 7 or 8 species of Heliconia. Most died from drought conditions. They bloom here in early spring or depends on the species. I need to give my plants heavy feedings. They are referred to as fertilizer hogs (or gross feeders). They do love a lot of water. Many Heliconia species are native to areas along very fertile streams.

7 Feb, 2016


Wonderful !!
We've just been to Barbados for our holidays and saw these on our visit to The Flower Forest, fabulous place! :-)

10 Feb, 2016


Thank you Simbad. Hope to see a blog from your trip.

11 Feb, 2016

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