Tropilab Inc.


HELICONIA PSITTACORUM - PARROT'S BEAK.

Heliconia psittacorum - Parrot's beak Common name
Parrot's beak, parrot's flower, parrot's plant, parrot's tongue, popokaytongo, parakeetflower .
Family
Heliconiaceae (Heliconia family).

Overview
A small herbaceous upright small Heliconia, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and growing up to no more than four feet tall.
The parrot's beaks are exotic, abundantly bloomers all year long.
The orange - red bracts arise from a central point on the stem.
The long pointed leaves are shiny green with a red edge.
The flowers have ¾ to 1 inch long peduncles that rise above the pointed bracts.
The orange - red flower bracts have a dark spot at the end.
Parrot's tongues are pollinated in Suriname by hummingbirds.
The Psittacorums are very suitable for cut flower arrangements.
They will last from one to three weeks in water.

Hardiness
USDA zone 9 - 11.
Propagation
Rhizomes and seeds.
Culture
Sun / light shade.
Protects from frost; damage below 40° F.
Needs lot of water but the soil should be well drained, rich and moist soil is needed as well, high humidity.
Plant in frost free spots or areas; can also be planted in the greenhouse.
Optimum temperature range is 60° - 78° F.
Psittacorum are, to some degree, winter hardy.

Click to view a picture Click to view a picture Click to view a picture Click to view a picture Click to view a picture Click to view a picture Click to view a picture Click to view a picture Click to view a picture

Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Suriname sunset rhizome 1 package (one rhizome) US$8.50
Suriname sunset rhizome 1 packages (10 rhizomes) US$71.91
Suriname sunset rhizomes 1 package (100 rhizomes) US$634.50
Golden torch rhizome 1 package (one rhizome) US$8.50
Golden torch rhizome 1 packages (10 rhizomes) US$71.91
Golden torch rhizomes 1 package (100 rhizomes) US$634.50
Golden torch (giant) rhizome 1 package (one rhizome) US$12.69
Suriname sassy rhizome 1 package (one rhizome) US$8.50
Suriname sassy rhizomes 1 package (10 rhizomes) US$71.91
Suriname sassy rhizomes 1 package (100 rhizomes) US$634.50
Red psittacorum rhizome 1 package (one rhizome) US$8.50
Red psittacorum rhizomes 1 package (10 rhizomes) US$71.91
Red psittacorum rhizomes 1 package (100 rhizomes) US$634.50


For the right freight rate, shipping charges, conditions and delivery service, please visit our Webstore page!



Home | About Suriname | Tropical Rainforest | Company Info | Plantlist | Seedlist | Palms | Medicinal Support |
Bulk order | Products | Webstore | Special links | Send E-mail | Garden plants | Vegetables | Rhizomes and bulbs | Picture Amazone images | Privacy policy | Return policy | Surinam kitchen | Tropical fruit | Tropical cut flowers