This beautiful Heliconia develops yellow, red and green bracts. Bag of 5 seeds.
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Heliconia Griggsiana is a Heliconia during reaching 1.20 to 8 metres high. This beautiful Heliconia develops 8-15 yellow, red and green bracts. The tree develops up to 35 blooms.
The bracts of the Heliconias are so large and colourful, that they hide almost totally flowers. This Heliconia can flourish in a pot. For flowering in the second or third year, you will need to keep the pot warm during the winter.
Flowering occurs from May to August. Under reasonable conditions, it flowers throughout the year.
Hardiness zone : -5 ° mini C in winter. Heliconia griggsiana is rather tolerant to cold. The ideal temperature is 25 ° C. Obtain the heat and humidity. It can survive in conditions of full sun or partially sunny. The soil must be rich, containing rootlike foam. Use a fertilizer for Palm trees and plant in well drained soil. This plant requires lots of water, water heavily during growth and in the winter months moderately. Keep the soil moist, not soggy.
Germination : scarify the seeds. Then, soak the seeds in water for 4 days. Change the water every 12 hours. Plant to 2 cm deep in a light, moist, well drained soil.