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Scientific Name: Heliconia collinsiana Griggs
Family: Heliconiaceae
Platanillo (Heliconia  collinsiana)
Heliconias in the New York Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 24-25
USDA: 10

Frost Tolerance: Tender in Phoenix, grow in container, or try it in a protected area of the garden

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Southern Mexico to Guatemala

Growth Habits: Clump forming perennials up to 9 feet tall (2.7 m)

Watering Needs: Moist, well drained soil.

Propagation: Clump division, or rhizome

The Heliconia collinsiana has very attractive hanging red flowers between July and November.

Cultural Practices:
Heliconias are heavy feeders, and need rich humic soil. They also make great container plants.

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