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Bring home this indoor plants from Green Gini Collections.Heliconia, derived from the Greek word Ἑλικώνιος (helikṓnios)[citation needed], is a genus of flowering plants in the monotypic family Heliconiaceae. Most of the 194 known species are native to the tropical Americas, but a few are indigenous to certain islands of the western Pacific and Maluku.Many species of Heliconia are found in the tropical forests of these regions. Most species are listed as either vulnerable or data deficient by the IUCN Red List of threatened species.Several species are widely cultivated as ornamentals, and a few are naturalized in Florida, Gambia, and Thailand.Common names for the genus include lobster-claws, toucan beak, wild plantain, or false bird-of-paradise. The last term refers to their close similarity to the bird-of-paradise flowers (Strelitzia). Collectively, these plants are also simply referred to as “heliconias”.

Light: Heliconia enjoy bright, indirect light but can tolerate light shade. Lower light levels reduce the rate of growth and dull leaf variegation. Direct sunlight will scorch the leaves.

Water: Water when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Do not over water.

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