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Heliconia olympic flame 'Heliconia stricta'

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Heliconia stricta

The exotic plant Heliconia stricta catches the eye with its bright-orange, flame-like flowers that tower above the leaves of the plant.

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Heliconia stricta 'Olympic flame'
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Heliconia stricta 'Olympic flame'
Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Adult width:
50 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

The Heliconia stricta with its large, green leaves and spectacular flowers is a tropical plant native to tropical South America. The flowers develop into large, flat pillars with always on the right and on the left a flower. Those flowers are flame-shaped and orange, hence the name ‘Olympic flame’. This is not only a beautiful, exotic plant indoors but also outdoors in summer on a balcony or terrace. The Heliconia stricta is native tropical South America.

Height:
50 cm
50 cm
Width:
20 cm
20 cm
Adult height:
<200 cm
<200 cm
Adult width:
50 cm
50 cm
Flower colour:
Purple
purple
Flower period:
Aug-Dec
Aug-Dec
Temperature winter:
10 °C
10 °C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
No shipping
no shipping
Natural habitat:
Amazone
Amazone
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m
 

Plant care

The Heliconia stricta likes a light spot in your home or at the office. In summer it will also thrive on a balcony or terrace but the plant should not constantly be in direct sunlight. The soil mix of this Helconia species must always stay moist. Take care that the temperature stays between 10°Celsius [50°F] and 30°Celsius [86°F]. The substrate for the Heliconia stricta ‘ Olympic Flame’ should be permeable and contain sufficient nutrition. Adding a little fertilizer once a month will help the Heliconia stricta to develop fully. Araflora sells many types of soil mixes also ones suitable for the Heliconia stricta.

Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
Full light
full light
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Protection:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Day temperature:
20-30 °C
20-30 °C
Night temperature:
10-20 °C
10-20 °C
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
10 °C
10 °C
Temperature:
< 10 °C
< 10  °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<5-6>
<5-6>
Soil type:
Drained
drained
Repotting:
After 2 year
After 2 year

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