Heliconia ‘Jacquinii’

Heliconia bihai x caribaea ‘Jacquinii’

Synonyms: Heliconia jacquinii.

Jacquinii is a naturally-occurring hybrid with vigorous and neat growth. This one is a tall grower, reaching 4m or sometimes slightly more. Flowers occur mainly in Summer/Autumn on large, upright spikes with yellow edges on the bracts.

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.

Feed well with fertilizer such as Troforte or Organic Link to maintain vigorous growth.

Features

  • Excellent yellow/orange flowers

  • Large growing

  • Lush foliage, neat habit

  • Easy maintenance


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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