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Heliconia Jamaican Dwarf

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Color : Red

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Florist & Wholesaler Information

  • 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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