Heliconia Plants
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Heliconia Won’t Flower.

Zone 6024 Australia | Blue3@excite.com added on December 11, 2019 | Answered

I have a heliconia in a fairly large pot which is very healthy but is not flowering. Any suggestions?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on December 12, 2019

You don't say how old it is but it takes two years to bloom. It also needs slightly acidic soil in full to part sun. Mimicking a tropical rain forest can help - warm, humid conditions with mmoist, fertile soil. And very little pruning. When all its cultural needs are met, it should bloom.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/lobster-claw-plant/heliconia-growing-conditions.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/lobster-claw-plant/cutting-back-heliconia-plants.htm

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