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 Seattle, WA.

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 Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

91% High

Growing Heliconia schiedeana in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Heliconia schiedeana in Seattle, WA

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle 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 Seattle, WA

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 8.5% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 8.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Heliconia schiedeana in Seattle, WA

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 12.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.3 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 Seattle, WA ☀️.️

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.

When to repot Heliconia schiedeana

Nutrient needs for plant Heliconia schiedeana in Seattle, WA

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

July 28th, 2021

The growing potential in Seattle 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 p…

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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 Seattle, WA, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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