About the plant:
Botanical name: Heliconia rostrata .
Family: Heliconiaceae (Heliconia family).
Heliconia rostrata is the most recognized and widely grown species, but that does not take away from the fact that it is still considered the most beautiful. Heliconia rostrata has pendant inflorescences, the bracts are red with greenish yellow edges. The flowers are long lasting and make an excellent cut flower. .
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF Heliconia rostrata
Soil -The soil should be well drained, but fertile and moist. Heliconia plants in pots will do well in a mixture of equal parts soil, fine wood mulch and peat moss. Partially acidic soil is best.
Water-Watering Heliconia rostrata is very important. The plant likes to grow in moist soil so you need to water them at least every other day. Avoid overwatering if the topsoil is not yet dry. You can also water them less frequently during the rainy and winter months.
Sunshine-Heliconia rostrata needs full sunlight for best growth. However, if you live in a very hot climate, you can plant them in partial shade. They thrive well in full to moderate sunlight so keeping them in full sun will not be a problem at all.
Here are some of the top known health benefits of Heliconia rostrata:-
- Heliconia rostrata is said to have antimicrobial properties that can help cure various ailments.
- It has the ability to stabilize blood pressure levels and cure problems like high blood pressure.
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