Some heliconias are great landscapers, some are great cut flower varieties Hot Rio Nites is both. It was originally found in the garden of famous landscape architect Roberto Marx Burle.
The plant habit is slender and upright, making it perfect around paths or mass planted. The powdery stems and cherry red flowers exude elegance and evoke tropical ambiance.
I can't say enough nice things about Hot Rio, everyone should be growing it.
It's also cold hardy and easy to grow and flowers dependably throughout the year. Recommended for novice growers, landscapers and landscape architects.
|Growing Conditions||Rich well drained soil. Will grow down to coastal Sydney in a protected microclimate|
|Flowering Season||year round flowering|
|Max Size||3 meters|
|Origin||Marx Burle's garden?|
|Temperature||down to 5 degree|
Good Experience Dealing With El Arish Tropical ExoBy: Alan M Smith on 23 September 2016I purchased 3x Heliconia plants from El Arish - Hot Rio Nights, Tropifleur and Golden Torch Adrian. The plants were supplier well cut back, without pots, wrapped in damp paper. All specimens were well advanced and all arrived in excellent condition. They were such strong specimens that I did not re - pot them but immediately planted them into a permanent garden bed. All appear to be surviving extremely well. The mailing system worked extremely well with these purchases and the tracking system allowed me to collect the plants within an hour of their arrival at my local Post Office. Overall a very good experience doing business with El Arish.