Heliconia indica cv. Spectabilis # 2

                One of the most attractive foliage plants of the Heliconia group is this variety

                which we have called Heliconia cv. Spectabilis #2 because the real botanic name is uncertain.

                Like Heliconia " Spectabilis " this plant prefers filtered sunlight and will grow best in half shade.

                Dark green leaves display white and pink striations with pink midrib, while the undersides are

                mostly maroon-pink.

                Does most likely not grow as tall as "Spectabilis " and is harder to grow as it needs perfectly

                well draining soil. Any over-watering and stagnant water will lead to the death of this showy

                and uncommon Heliconia. Rhizomes are available in limited quantities.

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