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Heliconia Ecuatoriana

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Color : Bi-Color
Color Description: Red and Yellow
Bloom Size: Medium
Lengths available: 130cm
Vase Life: Long
Vase Life Details: 10-12 days
Availability: Year round but in high season June and July.
Scented: No
General Comments: Mist the heliconia with water once or twice a day and change the water every few days at time another 1". Unfortunately, preservatives do not extend these flowers lives, since their water uptake is minimal. Temperature fluctuations definitely affect it, Heliconias are very sensitive to chilling temperature.
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  • Heliconias are very sensitive to cold and should never be exposed to temperatures below 15 degrees celsius or they will show signs of blackening.
  •  Available in 2 major bloom structure types, Upright (or Erect )and Hanging (or Pendant.)
  • Flowers between bracts should be removed before use in floral arrangements.
  • Heliconias must be kept humid and occasional misting is recommended. 
  • Heliconias have a vase life of 7 to 15 days with proper care.

Grading Information

  • Heliconias are usually graded by bract size and classified as small, medium, large, and extra large.
  •  Small - 80 cm stem - 15 cm bloom.
  •  Medium - 70 to 90 cm stem - 20 cm bloom - 3 to 4 bracts.
  •  Large - 90cm + stem - 25 cm bloom - 3 to 4 bracts.
  •  Extra - 90 cm + stem - 30 cm bloom - 3 to 4 bracts.
  •  Pendant - 110 cm stem - 5 to 6 bracts.

Grower and Breeder Information

  •  Blooms should show good colour and be free of marking.
  •  Heliconias being shipped to North America should be packed in insulated boxes during the winter months.
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