June 20, 2018

You received your new tropical rhizomes and now what? Do you plant them in a pot or grow them directly in the ground?  Below we created a quick and easy chart to help you decide what to do.

Overall we think both potting and planting directly in the ground has their pros...

January 23, 2018

Heliconia and hummingbirds dance to the ancient beat of coevolution. Intimate partners, reciprocating the contours of one another. Flower and bill. Bill and flower. A tango full of intention. There is stillness and vibrancy. An exchange of nectar and pollen. When the m...

January 10, 2018

The east coast is experiencing an unusually strong winter; even parts of Florida are experiencing snow. Listed below are quick tips that you can use to help your Heliconia and gingers survive this and future winters.


Planning in Advance -If you know your area...

October 11, 2017

Heliconia have large luxurious leaves that are easily damaged from strong winds. A few species naturally have divided leaves including, H. chartacea, H. platystachys, and H. spissa. For other species, split leaves caused by wind are unsightly and can negatively affect...

October 6, 2017

In July of 1968 south of Mae Sariang in the Mae Hong Son Province of northern Thailand, Kai Larsen, Santisuk, T. and Warncke, E. collected a new plant during the Flora of Thailand Project, second expedition. Larsen later named the plant Globba laeta in the family Zingi...

August 20, 2017

Throughout his 30+ year career, Mark Collins introduced and registered nearly 70 Heliconia varieties with the HSI Heliconia cultivar register program. Several of his more popular introductions were H. orthotricha ‘Eden Pink’, H. aemygdiana ‘Lavender Storm’, H. vellerig...

July 21, 2017

We are proud and honored to announce that Plant Group Hawaii was chosen as an American Small Business Champion by SCORE and Sam’s Club.

The American Small Business Championship (championship.score.org) awarded this title to 102 small businesses, two in every state and t...

July 18, 2017

Our new site has several upgraded features, including a fresh design, easier shopping and checkout process, and updated photos. Below are our top three new features that we think you will enjoy the most.

Reference Guide

There are few online references for Zingiberales th...

July 15, 2017

Zingiber kerrii is a lovely ginger with a story. This Zingiber has tightly imbricated bracts, forming a cone shaped inflorescence. The bracts are primarily light green with playful pink to red tips while the true flowers are milky white. The stems and foliage are deep...

June 18, 2017

My father, Mark Collins, spent much of his career as a collector, searching in some of the most remote forests in the world hoping to find new and interesting Zingiberales. He played a part in naming and introducing many Heliconia to the industry including H. lawrencia...

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