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Heliconia psittacorum is one of the most popular type of Heliconia also known as Parakeet Flower, Parrots Beak, Parrots Flower and False Bird-of-Paradise.
Care for Heliconia Rostrata
The plant requires a high humidity area. It can be grown well next to a water body.
Add topsoil or organic peat humus to the hole when you plant. You might also add in composted cow manure to enrich the soil around the plant’s rootball.
Dead leaves and old stems that have finished flowering should be removed to encourage more flowering.
In spring cut back to the ground any cold damaged stalks.
This plant loves to be fed. Fertilize 3 times a year with a top-quality granular fertilizer. Supplement feedings with regular applications of liquid fertilizer during warm months for heavier bloom. Regular irrigation is a must.
This plant needs water and it needs it often (2 to 3 times a week in summer), though it doesn’t do well in a boggy area.