1 Package of 10 Seeds
A magnificent, medium-sized Heliconia with pendent, spiraling inflorescences that have reddish-pink bracts with dark purple keels, covered with a thin, waxy white hue.
The leaves have maroon midribs and are whitish below. The yellow fruits and seeds are unusually large for a Heliconia.
Native to montane and cloud forests in Colombia and Ecuador between 800 and 2200 m and is one of the more cool tolerant Heliconia that will thrive in warm temperate climates. Germination: First, scarify the seeds. Then, soak the seeds in water for at least 4 days. Change the water every 12 hours. Plant no more than 3/4 inch deep in loose, moist, and well-drained soil. Sterilized soil mix especially formulated for germinating seeds is best. Pat the soil down firmly so that seed would be about 3/4 to 1/2 inch below the surface. Keep the soil above 75°F to allow germination to occur, do not rely on the temperature of the air. The use of a 40 or 60 watt light bulb under the germinating flats is one method of keeping the soil warm. The use of clear plastic over the germinating containers will help keep moisture from evaporating. It is important to have patience, Heliconias may take several months to germinate.