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Heliconia orthotricha 'Imperial'

Family Name: Heliconiaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Semi-Shade Lots of Water Moderate Water Occasional Misting Bird-Attracting Ornamental Flowers Herbaceous

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Comments

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Biogeography

Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Herb to 2m tall 
Flowers Inflorescence upright, usually with 5-10 bracts, occasionally less. Bracts distichous, bright rose pink on cheek, covered with a layer of sparse hairs. Base of bracts cream - white and proximal portion of keel. Lip of bracts light green with a maroon line.  Rachis of inflorescence light green on lower bracts, cream - white on upper bracts. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens
Thematic Landscaping Bird & Wildlife Garden

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Bird Attracting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Pest(s) Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Division

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, Green, Pink, Red, White
Flower Texture(s) Hairy / Hirsute
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 30926
Species ID 5309
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Species record last updated on: 04 June 2021.
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