Heliconia Angusta

Background information:

Heliconia angusta is commonly called the Christmas heliconia because its red and white inflorescences usually emerge during the holiday season.This heliconia blooms in late fall/winter, gets to about 3-4 feet, likes rich organic soil and a partly sunny location.

Threats:

Heliconia is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN because their natural habitats have been converted to agricultural purposes.

Successes

We’ve got Heliconia “Red Christmas” blooming in 3 gallon pots at the nursery now- they grow well in pots (even indoors near a sunny window) and in the landscape.

Bibliography

Featured Plant: Heliconia Angusta “Red Christmas”

Exotica tropicals. Com


Written on December 5, 2012

Lives in southwestern Brazil