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Heliconia rostrata

Heliconia rostrata


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Helikonie, Heliconia Hanging Lobster Claw
(10 Korn)

mehrjährige, immergrüne, rhizombildende Staude bis ca. 6 m mit langgestielten, großen tiefgrünen Blättern und langen, hängenden Blütenständen, bestehend aus bis zu 35 spiralförmig angeordneten, leuchtend roten Brakteen mit grün-gelbem Saum, die die eher unscheinbaren Blüten umhüllen
Family:  Heliconiaceae Helikoniengewächse Evergreen: 
Origin:  South America Fragrance: 
Group:  Perennial Flower:  not applicable
Zone:  Flowering: 
Hibernate:  Fruits: 
To use as:  Locations: 
Toxic:  Rare: 

Sowing Instruction
Propagation: Seeds/Division
Pre-Treatment: roughen, pour hot water over the seeds + soak ca. 24-48 h
Sowing Time: all year round
Sowing Deep: ca. 1 cm
Sowing Mix: Coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite
Alternative: in a zip bag with damp paper towels > until germination takes place
Germination Temperature: ca. 27-30°C
Location: bright + keep constantly moist, not wet
Germination Time: ca. 4-24 weeks > irregular
Irrigation: in the growing season regularly water
Fertilization: monthly 0,2%ig or long-term fertilizer
Pests: Scale insects, Spider mites > especially under glass
Substrate: humus soil + sand or perlite
Culture: bright at around 20-25°C + keep constant slightly moist + high humidity
Overwintering: Mature specimens at least 15-25°C, with high humidity and the substrate is constant only slightly moist. Lower temperatures by 5°C, are only briefly tolerated.
Note: Remove withered leaves only when they are completely brown, because the plant can still use their nutrients.
Saturday 25 February, 2012
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