Plant Care Heliconia schiedeana
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Heliconia schiedeana

Taxonomy

Heliconia schiedeana
Heliconia
Heliconiaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Heliconia schiedeana

Water

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 Raleigh, NC.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC

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Growing Heliconia schiedeana in Raleigh right now

Light needs for plant Heliconia schiedeana in Raleigh, NC

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Raleigh is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Heliconia schiedeana in Raleigh, NC

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 5.4% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Raleigh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Raleigh is expected to decrease by 5.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Heliconia schiedeana in Raleigh, NC

Daylight will decrease by 0.3 hours 📉

July 25th, 2021

This month, Raleigh is getting an average of 11.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 2.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.6 total hours of day…

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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 Raleigh, NC ☀️.️

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

Nutrients

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.

Care Summary for Heliconia schiedeana

Heliconia schiedeana

Heliconia schiedeana


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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