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These stunning plants are the perfect way to bring a bit of paradise into your home! They'll be happiest in bright indirect light and will grow best in warmer temperatures and higher humidity.
Pot size: 17cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.
|Bright indirect light - can tolerate some direct morning or afternoon sun.
||Winter sun isn't as strong to they can handle a little more direct light.|
|Water when the top inch or so of soil is dry.
||Cut back on watering in the winter months.|
|Prefers warmer temperatures and higher humidity.
||Try to avoid any drastic changes in temperature - keep away from cold draughts and central heating.|
|Feed once every couple of weeks throughout the growing season.||Do not feed in Autumn and Winter unless the plants is still actively growing.|
Common Name: Parrot Flower, False Bird of Paradise
Scientific Name: Heliconia psittacorum 'Curacao'
Origin: Caribbean & South America
Toxicity: Non-toxic to animals and humans.
Soil: Standard potting soil mixed with perlite, or equivalent, for good drainage.
Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring when the plant has become rootbound - once every two years or so.
Propagation: These can be propagated by root division when repotting the mother plant.
Common problems: Keep an eye out for spider mites!
Care Tips: Wipe the leaves off every now and then - this will help your plant breathe and keep pests at bay!
Fun Fact: With the right care, these plants can produce flower-like stems in vibrant orange and red colours.
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.