Heliconia bihai grow and care – herbaceous rhizome of the genus Heliconia also known as Balisier, Heliconia bihai perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, grow in tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 12b+.
Leaves color green in oval, the size can be 0.5-2 m.
Flower color yellow-green the flowers small and insignificants bracts can be: red, yellow, green, orange or pink, bracts grow on the spikes in a shape of triangle, the bracts full of water and attracts hummingbird.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed /Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes (to get the color that you want
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Planting season: Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases: ?
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Dead leaves and flower spikes
Size of the plant? 1.5-5 m, 5-15 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Summer
General information about the flower Yellow-green flowers small and insignificants bracts can be: red, yellow, green, orange or pink, bracts grow on the spikes in a shape of triangle, the bracts full of water and attracts hummingbird.