This exotic tropical plant dons large green leaves resembling that of the orange bird of paradise. It produces stalks with unique orange bracts (modified leaves) with tiny flowers inside the colorful leaves. These gorgeous stalks can be enjoyed as part of a tropical landscape or used as cut flowers to add a touch of the tropics to flower arrangements.
Attract pollinators to your tropical oasis with heliconias and other pollinator plants. Heliconias bloom during the late spring and summer. They love bright sun but can tolerate some shade. Plant in well-drained soil and water them when the ground feels dry. Fertilize with a well-balanced fertilizer during the growing season. Follow the directions on the product label of the fertilizer when it comes to frequency and strength.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Exotic orange flowers, paddle-shaped leaves
Water daily until established then as needed
9 and above
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
Full sun, part shade
2 to 8 feet tall and about 3 feet wide
In zones 8 and lower, use as a container plant or as an annual in the landscape
Hibiscus, orange bird of paradise, mandevilla