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Heliconia metallica (green form)

Family Name: Heliconiaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Occasional Misting Ornamental Foliage Herbaceous

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a clump-forming herbaceous plant and grows up to 1.5 m tall.
Foliage This cultivar has leaf blades that are green on both upper and lower sides.
Flowers Its inflorescence has green bracts and pink flowers.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Hedge / Screening

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Propagation Method Division

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green
Young Flush Texture(s) Smooth

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Green, Pink
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 33620
Species ID 8034
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.
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