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Mar 19, 2018 12:20 AM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii Region: United Kingdom
I've been told it might be Heliconia Indica cv Spectabilis.

My plant seems to have a redder color and since I got it about three years ago it has not produced a bloom.
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Mar 19, 2018 5:14 AM CST
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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Agree a Heliconia indica, a red leaved and a variegated one also, they are not so freely flowering, if you want to see it flower try growing directly on soil, (or a large container) it grow larger then it will eventually flower
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Mar 19, 2018 2:23 PM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii Region: United Kingdom
Thank you Tofi,

Do you know what color the bloom would be and how big can the plant get?

Mike
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Mar 19, 2018 2:47 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Wow, that sure is a beauty! I didn't even know there was a Heliconia with red leaves, much less red variegated leaves ... gorgeous! Lovey dubby I wonder if it might be H. indica 'Spectabilis'?

Scroll down this page for images:
http://heliconiasocietypr.org/...

Images of 'Spectabilis' on these pages also:
http://www.imageflora.com/imag...
http://www.heliconiasocietypr....
https://www.lifestyle.com.au/p...
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Mar 19, 2018 6:25 PM CST
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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Thank Lin for the link, with the blooms images..

In pots they can stay small (but usually never blooms), just make pups and dye.
On ground it can get around two meters tall here, then blooms, but also produce much pups.
It tends to not blooms if the leaves being cut often, but if not cut, they got too-big too-quick, that is why they were rarely seen blooming. Even when in bloom, it usually hidden by those large leaves, and the greenish color are bit inconspicuous. So they are usually grown for their leaves.
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Mar 19, 2018 6:57 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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And, what beautiful leaves that one has! Lovey dubby
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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