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Scientific Name: Heliconia spp.
Pronunciation: hell-ih-KOE-nee-uh
Common Name: heliconia
Family Name: Heliconiaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Plants with features similar to canna, bird of paradise, and banana; leaves of most locally grown indoor species are 15 cm to 1 m long, elliptic to ovate ; inflorescence erect or drooping, spike-like with florets mostly enclosed in brightly colored bracts.
Course(s): not used (off campus)


Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Central America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google. Species shown include H. rostrata (lobster claw plant).
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Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Entire

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Spike
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug

 
Fruit Type: Drupe
Fruit Colour: Purple, Blue
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct

 
Bark or Stem Colour: Green
  

Pest Susceptibility: Mealybugs, Mites, Fungal leaf spot, Aphids or adelgids
 
Location(s):
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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