Heliconia longissima (Heliconia longissima)

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We've newly imported into the country via seed this rare and amazing heliconia.

Heliconia longissima is relatively new to Australia, we have imported the seed in. It is a very vigorous large grower with long pendulous flowers that get to well over a meter in length. The stems are a mustard brown color and the leaves have a semi waxy back making this an outstanding landscaping plant in the tropics.

Tropical/ coastal subtropical, do not even look at it if you live south of Coffs Harbor. 


Growing Conditions Well drained rich moist soil, full sun to part shade. Will grow in the subtropics.
Flowering Season year round
Max Size 6m
Origin -
Temperature not sure
SKU 178

Heliconia Longissima

13 February 2024
I've kept rhizome for few days in original pot, then placed in larger pot. no transplant shock and plant is doing very well.

Heliconia longissima

By: on 30 April 2017
Growing strongly in subtropical conditions near the Gold Coast. After 12 months its 6ft tall and got through its first winter as a young plant here OK.

elarishtropicalexotics.com Response
Hi Gary, thank you so much for letting us know. Because this a newer one that we imported in via seed I don't have a lot of info on it's growing requirements. So pleased it made it through a Gold Coast winter. Please let us know how it goes on flowering. Ours took about 4 years to flower but was well worth the wait, the flowers are spectacular.

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