Heliconia Pedro Ortiz- Rhizomes
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A startling heliconia with semi-pendant lobster claw shaped flowers of satin red, Can grow to 5 feet. A good feature plant for any garden
HELICONIA and GINGER Plant CARE
Spacing – If heliconia are planted together space them at least
4’ apart. Psittacorum should be planted 1’ apart for mass
flowering effect. Gingers should have 5’ spacing.
Soil preparation – Dig the soil 1’ in diameter for heliconia and
ginger planting. Psittacorum can be smaller. Good black/ red
soil mixed with dried manure and compost are good.
Planting – The rhizomes should be planted not more than 6”
deep. Do not heap soil at the base as leaves sprout from the
Watering – Water well after planting. Then only when the soil is
drying out. Once the leaves have sprouted water well and
ensure there is no stagnation around the base of the plant.
Growth – Heliconia and gingers should start sprouting leaves
within 2-3 weeks.
Flowering- Flowering will start after around 8 months for
heliconia and gingers. Psittacorum will flower earlier.
Feeding – Use dried organic manure 4-5 times a year. NPK 19-
19-19 can be used once a year after the plant has attained a
year in maturity.
Maintenance – The flowering stalks should be cut at the base
to promote new stalks and flowering.
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