Plant Care Parrot's Plantain

Parrot's Plantain

Also known as

Parakeet Flower, False Bird-of-Paradise, Golden Torch, Parrot's Beak, Parrot Heliconia, lady di, False Bird of Paradise, Heliconia lady di variegated, heliconia variegated and Heliconia 'Lady Di'


Heliconia psittacorum

How to care for Parrot's Plantain


How often to water your Parrot's Plantain

Water needs for Parrot's Plantain
0.5 cups
every 9

Parrot's Plantain needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Parrot's Plantain

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Parrot's Plantain in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Parrot's Plantain: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Parrot's Plantain love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Parrot's Plantain does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Parrot's Plantain

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Parrot's Plantain: 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 Parrot's Plantain after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Parrot's Plantain

Parrot's Plantain

Parrot's Plantain

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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