Amongst the family of the MUSA we have a wide collection of heliconias that are both as pot plant cultivars and cutflower hybrids. We are providing the technical help to set up heliconia cultivation in the tropical areas and we can provide allmost all cutflower heliconia Rhizomes.
The major range covers a wide selection in different growing habits. Some like sun , some in shade. Please check information for growing and cultivation.Links are provided at the bottom of the page.
Heliconias are wonderful tropical plants, for the beauty of their flowers, closely resembling their cousin the banana family, their cultivation and care. In the tropics where they grow wild in thick bushes and thickets their flowers catch the eye and are a marvel to watch when they are in bloom. These large tropical flowers are natives to only Central and South America and some islands of the South Pacific, their easy cultivation has made them teh best landscape subject other than canna.. In tropicals you can find the heliconias used largely in landscape gardens and patios. Some varieties have been bred so very well that today their cutflower market has grown triplefold as they seem to perform very well for more than 15 days in terms of shelf life. Even as dried stems they look wonderful.
Most species of heliconias can be found in moist or wet regions, but some are found in seasonally dry areas. Although Heliconias flourish in the humid lowland tropics at elevations below 1500 feet, surprisingly, the greatest number of species are found in middle elevation rain and cloud forest habitats.
The most remarkable members of the genus inhabit open sites in secondary growth along roads, riverbanks and in patches of light in the forest.
Heliconia is the only genus in the plant family heliconiacea, which is a member of a larger taxonomic category called the order Zingiberales. There are several very obvious characteristics by which they can be recognized, including large leaves and large, colorful, bracteate inflorecences.
Most taxonomists recognize eight separate families in the zingiberales : Musacea (Bananas),Strelitziacea (Bird of Paradise), Lowiacea, Heliconiacea (Heliconias), Zingiberacea (Gingers), Costacea (Costus), Cannacea (Cannas) and Marantacea (Prayer Plants).
Since heliconia needs replanting every 18 months or so, the plantings should be staggered in such a way that production can be maintained at a regular level throughout the year. The planting should be scheduled during the wet season to reduce plant mortality.
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All Rhizomes are treated and are clean for growing.