Golden torch, Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata

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    60
    Polybag size / Pot size Polybag: 10x10, 3.9L
    Plant height 12''
    400
    Polybag size / Pot size Polybag: 16x16, 17.5L
    Plant height 3'
    146
    Polybag size / Pot size Polybag: 5x7, 760ml
    Plant height 12''

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    Golden Torch (Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata) is a stunning hybrid variety appreciated for its vibrant and exotic appearance. This tropical plant, available at Jagtap Nursery, showcases bold and erect inflorescences with fiery hues of red, orange, and yellow, resembling a torch aflame. With its striking colors and unique floral structure, the Golden Torch adds a touch of tropical elegance to any garden or landscape. At Jagtap Nursery, you can explore various species of Heliconia, including the Golden Torch, to enhance your tropical plant collection.

    • Vibrant Inflorescence: Heliconia Golden Torch is known for its dramatic and colorful inflorescence that resembles a torch.
    • Color Palette: Inflorescence transitions from deep orange or red at the base to bright yellow or golden hues at the tip.
    • Foliage: Long, banana-like leaves contribute to the overall tropical appearance.

    Flowering Season:

    • Peak Display: Heliconia Golden Torch typically produces its striking blooms during warm months, enhancing the landscape with its vibrant colors.

    Growth and Size:

    • Height: Grows to a height of about 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 meters), creating a visually impactful presence.
    • Spread: Forms clumps over time, gradually expanding its size.

    Uses and Placement:

    • Tropical Landscapes: Ideal for infusing tropical charm into garden landscapes.
    • Focal Point: Makes a bold statement as a focal point due to its eye-catching inflorescence.
    • Poolside Planting: Suited for poolside areas, adding a touch of exotic beauty.

    Growth Requirements:

    • Sunlight: Prefers full to partial sunlight for optimal blooming and growth.
    • Soil: Well-draining soil enriched with organic matter; tolerates slightly acidic to neutral pH.
    • Watering: Maintain consistent moisture during the growing season; avoid waterlogging.

    Maintenance and Care:

    • Deadheading: Remove spent flower bracts to encourage new blooms.
    • Fertilization: Feed with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season.
    • Mulching: Apply mulch around the base to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
    • Pest and Disease: Monitor for pests such as aphids or spider mites; inspect leaves for signs of stress.

    Propagation:

    • Division: Propagate through division of established clumps during the active growing season.
    • Process: Carefully separate rhizomes with roots and shoots to create new plant sections.

    Caution:

    • Sensitive to Cold: Protect from cold temperatures and frost; best suited for warm climates.

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