Bird of Paradise- Guatemalan New release Heliconia Tortuosa Orange Twister
A versatile landscaping plant & exceptional underplanting specimen which is ideal for the tropical look and great in containers and as cut flowers.
A stunning new compact species of Heliconia that has intense orange upright flowers above handsome broad foliage.
The bracts (flowers) last much of the year and it has a tight, clumping growth habit. Plant in moist, rich, well drained soil and water & fertilise regularly. Protect from all frost and trim off old stems early spring.
- Requires afternoon shade, prefers filtered sunlight.
- Low wind tolerant.
- Will manage a very light frost to -1C.
- Grows to a height of 1.5 metres (approx).
- Manages an indoor situation.
- Perfect for screening or privacy.
- Requires adequate moisture.
- Manages coastal conditions well. Salt spray will cause minimal marking.
- Enjoys a sheltered courtyard situation for mature tree size.
- Happy with life in a pot
- Needs warm air flow e.g dining room, bedroom