Heliconia

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Re: Heliconia

Post by Izhar » May 7th, 2014, 3:24 pm

Imran sb. i just bought a small plant which looks like a heliconia last night... will post a pic tonight here...
Do show us your yellow one...

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Re: Heliconia

Post by aykhan » May 7th, 2014, 8:00 pm

I have tried 3 heliconias and two died and one has been suffering for 2 years without flowering. If it fails to flower this year I will discard it. I agree heliconias are better suited to Karachi. Too hot as well as too cold for them in Lahore.

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Re: Heliconia

Post by Izhar » May 7th, 2014, 8:26 pm

This is a small plant:

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Re: Heliconia

Post by mikhurram » May 7th, 2014, 9:01 pm

I'll try to post pictures of the yellow Heliconia.

The size is quite reasonable. Properly cared for and it ought to thrive and flower in this year. Your Heliconia would need protection from afternoon sun especially in June, July and August. An ideal location would be where it gets sunshine from morning till noon and then shade. Good luck.

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Re: Heliconia

Post by mikhurram » May 19th, 2014, 3:08 pm

Izhar here are some photos of this hardy Heliconia which is able to withstand our cold winters.

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Re: Heliconia

Post by Izhar » May 19th, 2014, 3:21 pm

The blooms seems to be burned with heat?? or is it an old bloom?

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Re: Heliconia

Post by mikhurram » May 19th, 2014, 4:23 pm

Old bloom as well as the heat taking its toll.

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Re: Heliconia

Post by mikhurram » June 8th, 2014, 8:40 pm

Postby Izhar » May 7th, 2014, 2:32 pm
IP:

Did it survived?
It was presumed to be dead but it's staging a comeback !!! This is the same Thai variety whose picture is posted below.
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Thai Heliconia.

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Re: Heliconia

Post by Kaleem » June 9th, 2014, 10:13 pm

Healthy plant with beautiful bloom. I had one but died in last winter.
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Re: Heliconia

Post by mikhurram » October 21st, 2014, 8:23 am

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