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'

Taxonomy

Heliconia psittacorum
Heliconia
Heliconiaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Parrot's Plantain

Water

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 located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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
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 Parrot's Plantain in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

58% Medium

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 🚫.

Phoenix, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
Water Needs
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Care Summary for Parrot's Plantain

Parrot's Plantain

Parrot's Plantain


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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