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Heliconia psittacorum 'Choconiana' /Parrot's Beak Heliconia

Heliconia psittacorum 'Choconiana'   / Heliconia psittacorum 'Choconiana'
Clump in full bloom
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Clump in full bloom

Flowering occurs over an extended period in summer

Flowers

Striking orange flowers

A clump growing in full sunlight and a well drained soil

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Scientific Name: Heliconia psittacorum 'Choconiana'
Common Name: Parrot's Beak Heliconia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Has become a popular specimen in urban landscapes where it is used in containers for summer accent and in malls and other large indoor areas. Hummingbirds feed on the nectar it produces.