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Heliconia orthotricha Coconut Ice

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Heliconia orthotricha Coconut Ice Lobster Claw,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Dense, Upright

Brilliant pink/white and green flowering heliconia that grows to around 1.5-2.5m of height. The flowers grow in Summer and Autumn and is very quite hardy and low maintenance. Planting different heliconia species together can be a great option to creating a colourful, vibrant garden bed through Winter. Ideal for tropical themed gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Heliconiaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Green, Pink, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Low