How to care for Heliconia schiedeana
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 Rochester, NY.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
July 28th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Rochester is currently high 📈.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
July 27th, 2021
Rochester is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Rochester is expected to decrease by 6.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.9 megajoules of energy per m2 …
July 28th, 2021
This month, Rochester is getting an average of 12.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 4.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.9 total hours of d…
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 Rochester, NY ☀️.️
This is a great time to watch your Heliconia schiedeana thrive 🌿!
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.