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Scientific name: Heliconia rostrata

  • Plant type | shrub
  • Dutch | Heliconia
  • English | Lobster claw
Heliconia, Lobster claw
Heliconia rostrata

IN GENERAL

  • Height in meters | 2.00
  • Grows | medium
  • Flowers are | red
  • Leaves are | green

IN YOUR GARDEN

  • Wind tolerance | very low
  • Drought tolerance | very low
  • Salt tolerance | low
  • Sun or Shade | both

REMARKS

This plant is from the tropical rainforest, where it gets plenty of rainwater and is protected from wind. It will do well in your garden only in protected areas and when watered with city water. But even with this water it's leaves may turn yellow. Therefore fertilise with acid producing fertilisers. Its flowers can be used as cut flowers.

PESTS & DISEASES

No known pests or diseases for this plant