Heliconia and Tropical Ginger

Story Title: Heliconia and Tropical Ginger
Episode: Eight
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.

Featured Plants

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