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Sharonii Heliconia

Heliconia stricta 'Sharonii'

Beautiful tropical plant with showy orange and yellow flowers that resemble lobster claws. Large lustrous leaves have maroon undersides and midrib. Long lasting cut flowers. An excellent choice for mass planting, containers, or interiorscape.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun

Best with evenly moist soil. Do not let soil dry out.


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Botanical Pronunciationhel-ih-KOH-nee-uh STRIK-tuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms throughout the year.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorDark Green
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Poolside
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsBest with evenly moist soil. Do not let soil dry out.
Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Elephant Ear (Colocasia); Canna (Canna); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Passion Vine (Passiflora)

Requires enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Once established, will benefit from occasional feeding with an all purpose fertilizer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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