Heliconia Hot Rio Nights flower

Heliconia ‘Hot Rio Nights’

Heliconia bihai x caribaea ‘Hot Rio Nights’

Synonyms: Heliconia ‘Hot Rio Nites’.

This is a very popular variety of Heliconia. A bit of a “Goldilocks” variety, Hot Rio Nights is the perfect combination of size, style and colour. A vigorous hybrid, perfect for subtropical Brisbane. Flowers several times a year if happy, sometimes even in winter!

Applications

  • Screening
  • Tropical / Balinese
  • Flower interest
  • Background plant
  • Pots & Tubs

Care

Very low maintenance. Apply generous manure and/or compost around the plant for best results as this is a plant that will do much better in a rich, organic soil.

Use quality fertilizer such as Troforte or Organic Link to maintain vigorous growth.

Features

  • Stunning glossy red flowers

  • Large & lush foliage

  • Fast growth for rapid screening

  • Easy maintenance

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Size

Height: 3-5m
Width: Indefinite, clumping

Light

Full sun to part shade

Watering

Moderate needs. Water frequently in hot weather.

Growth Rate

Very fast if in good conditions.
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