Plant Care Heliconia schiedeana

Heliconia schiedeana


Heliconia schiedeana

How to care for Heliconia schiedeana


How often to water your Heliconia schiedeana

Water needs for Heliconia schiedeana
0.5 cups
every 9

Heliconia schiedeana needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Columbus, OH.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Heliconia schiedeana

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Heliconia schiedeana in Columbus, OH

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Growing Heliconia schiedeana in Columbus right now

Light needs for plant Heliconia schiedeana in Columbus, OH

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 16th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbus is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunligh…

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Light needs for plant Heliconia schiedeana in Columbus, OH

Sunlight intensity will increase by 6.9% ☀️

June 16th, 2021

Columbus is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Columbus is expected to increase by 6.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.1 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Heliconia schiedeana in Columbus, OH

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

June 16th, 2021

This month, Columbus is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.8 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Heliconia schiedeana in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Heliconia schiedeana: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Heliconia schiedeana may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Columbus, OH ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Heliconia schiedeana thrive 🌿!


How to fertilize Heliconia schiedeana

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Heliconia schiedeana: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Heliconia schiedeana after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Heliconia schiedeana

Nutrient needs for plant Heliconia schiedeana in Columbus, OH

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 16th, 2021

The growing potential in Columbus is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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Care Summary for Heliconia schiedeana

Heliconia schiedeana

Heliconia schiedeana

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Columbus, OH, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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