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.

Prevention

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...

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