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Heliconia rostrata 'Green Tip'

Family Name: Heliconiaceae
Common Name: Heliconia
Full Sun: 6-8h Semi-Shade Lots of Water Occasional Misting Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Herbaceous


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Classifications and Characteristics

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


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A herbaceous plant grows about 1.5 m tall.
Foliage Its leaves are green, paddle-shaped.
Flowers Its inflorescence are pendant and grow in one plane. The bracts are bright red, with dark-green tips and yellow edges. The true flowers are tubular, yellow and half-buried in the bracts.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Swimming Poolside

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Occasional Misting
Propagation Method Division


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Red
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Lifespan on Plant Several Weeks

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Master ID 33631
Species ID 8045
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.