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Heliconias are the most commonly known tropical flowering plants with most people living in tropical climates having at least one in their garden. Many people call them Birds of Paradise however this is only one flower - the Stralitsia - in a large family of plants that vary in size from dwarf species like to dwarf Jamaicans to massive tree size plants such as traveller palms and dinosaur. They are often associated with Banana plants as the shape of the leaf is very similar.

Most heliconias can be broken down into 3 types, Psittocorums, Erect Heliconias and Pendant Heliconias. They are all great for landscaping and creating colour within a garden. Differences in height, foliage colour and structure allows a variety of texture to be achieved when they are used in a garden. They mix well with gingers to create a different layers and plant structure within a landscape while maintaining that lush tropical feel. Fantastic for screening, heliconias grow well in the tropical and sub-tropical climates of Queensland and northern NSW with some varieties such as stralitsia also thriving in Southern NSW and Victoria.

 

 

Psittocorums

Psittocorums

Psittocorums are fast growing smaller heliconias that flower prolifically all year round. Plants and flowers range in size with the halloween, Tropica and golden torch varieties being the tallest with folaige that can grow to around 2 metres to the Petra, Parakheet and Red X that stay around that one metre in height. The plants are Rysome growers, ...

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Erect Heliconias

Erect Heliconias

Erect heliconias include crab claws, gyros and other heliconias that have flowers that stand up straight. Smallest flower would be the dwarf Jamaican with plants that usually stand less than a metre high and have a miniture crab claw flower that is only approx. 20cm high and and about 15 cm wide on a stem about 50cm tall. The larger plants would be...

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Pendant Heliconias

Pendant Heliconias

Pendant Heliconias include the magnificent Sexy Pink, Sexy Maroon and the prehistoric looking She Kong. Plants in this group range from the Rostrata which is more compact with it’s cute red and yellow pendant flower – great landscaping plant, to the beefmaster and she kong that have massive trunks and flowers that remind me of chinese new year ...

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