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Heliconia stricta ‘Dwarf Jamaican’

Lobster claws

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to July
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourOrange-red
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Heliconia stricta ‘Dwarf Jamaican’ (Lobster claws). Has strap-shaped, medium green leaves and bright orange-red flowers in late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Origin

C & S. America & Pacific

Interest and use

Grown for their spikes of colourful flowers and for the attractive foliage on younger plants.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Seed or division of rootstock in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites, mealy bugs and snails. Root rot may be problematic.

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