Heliconia resembles a cross between the Indian reed palm, bird of paradise flower and a banana plant. It originates from Latin and South America. There are 200 varieties found in the wild, with a range of types of flowers. The plant is named after the Greek mountain Helikon, where the muses lived. They always remained young and beautiful.
In the wild the plant can grow to 5 meters tall. But don't worry, as a houseplant it does not grow higher than 30 cm. From among the dark green, bouncy leaves grow striking, red, round and pointed shapes into unusual yellow, red or orange flowers. Heliconia is a tropical decoration for indoors, but can also be put outside in the summer months to liven up your garden or balcony!
- Light, sunny spot.
- Good light, but no bright sunlight.
- Keep damp, compost must not dry out.