Heliconia Nigripraefixa - Tropical Wow Flowers!
This very showy Heliconia is from Colombia, produces many wonderful deep red unusual bracts when in flower.
Large banana leaf foliage can grow to around 3 or 4 meters in height given optimal conditions.
Heliconias will flower happily in a pot, generally flowering in their second or third year.
Will need some protection during the Winter, Heliconia Nigripraefixa is more cold tolerant than other Heliconias, able to cope with temperatures close to freezing, the plant will die back a regrow in warmer weather from a rhizome if well protected.
For best results keep temperatures above 10°C.