- Heliconias can be grown from rhizomes in your garden bed.
- Ensure to choose rhizomes that have new ‘eyes’ or buds popping up or wait till the dormant rhizome develops new eye.
- You can harvest the flowers as cut flowers and place them in your flower vase with some water, which should keep them fresh for a few days.
- Heliconias are great for planting under trees or canopies as they can handle the competition for nutrients and they do not interfere with tree roots.
- If you’re going to try growing in a warm temperate area, position them in an area where they receive morning sunlight and shade from the afternoon sun.