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Heliconia Lobster Claw

Original price was: ₹1,000.00.Current price is: ₹499.00.

Quantity: Single plant in pot

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Helicornia lobster claw:

These plants display oval shaped-flowers which are spirally arranged, with colours varying from red to orange and tips of the flower may show yellow colours. These are also called as FALSE BIRD-OF-PARADISE PLANTs. The leaves of the plant are like banana leaves, broad and lanceolate and the whole plant can read to a height of 2m or more when kept outdoor and less when kept indoors.

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HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PLANT:

SOIL:

  • A soil with acidic pH (5.0-6.5), well-draining, loamy soil.
  • These plants prefer moist and humid soil. Avoid misting in the winter months as it can lead to fungal problems especially when kept in indoors.

LIGHT:

  • Position your plant such that it gets indirect sunlight and protection from strong sunlight in the afternoon or else it will scorch/burn the leaf/ leaf fall.
  • They require indirect sunlight for their optimum growth. Though they can be tolerant of the full sunlight, depending on the variety of the plant.

WATERING:

  • Water the plant only when 2-2.5 inches of the top soil has dried.
  • Watering schedules to be taken care of especially during the warmest months of the year and hence requires a more frequent waterings. Underwatering will lead to browning of leaves.
  • Overwatering will lead to rotting of the roots. The signs of overwatering are yellowing or browning of leaves and stalks.

FERTILIZING:

  • Fertilizing throughout the growing season i.e., spring to summers (April-June), preferably every 2-4 weeks, this will boost growth of the plant and faster bloom.

PRUNING:

  • Prune the plants after the bloomed flowers have become old and faded, to enhance growth and remove the weak sections if the plant part.
  • The spent plants (plants that have flowered) can be cut from the base of the rhizome to enhance new growth during fall or summers.

 

PROPAGATION OF PLANT:

Rhizomes

These plants can be easily propagated using underground rhizomes, by dividing the new plant from the parent plant and allowing it to grow in a moist location, away from direct sunlight for its initial growth.

Propagation to done preferably during spring season (March-April).

 

 

 

 

 

ORIGIN Tropical forests of South America
COLOURS ON PLANT Red, orange
PLANT TYPE Tropical; OUTDOOR/INDOORS
SOIL Acidic (moist)
LIGHT REQUIREMENT Indirect sunlight; protect from afternoon sun
WATERING When 2-2.5 inches of topsoil appears dry; frequent in summers
FERTILIZERS Feed during mid-March or April
PROPAGATION Rhizomes
GROWING SEASON Spring to summer

 

 

Quantity: A single rhizome with bare roots.

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