Heliconia and Tropical Ginger
Story Title: Heliconia and Tropical Ginger
TX Date: 14th May 2011
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Guest: Darryl South
Learn all about Heliconia plants to create a tropical feature in your garden with Trevor′s expert advice from the tropics.
Tips and Facts
- The name Heliconia comes from Greek mytholody after the great Mount Helicon.
- There are over 89 species of Heliconia recognized, with more than 350 varieties in total and 98 percent native to tropical America.
- Heliconia are close relatives of ginger, bananas, birds-of-paradise and traveller′s palm.
- Heliconia typically thrice in well-drained soil that is very rich in decaying organic matter, which the Heliconia derive their nutrients from.
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