How to overwinter large heliconia rostrata

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nicebutdim
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How to overwinter large heliconia rostrata

Post by nicebutdim » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:46 pm

Is anyone familiar with doing this,usually it comes in the house and this year can't be done.Can it be cut down to the ground and stored,in which case how will that affect future flowering,it is about 6 feet high and about 2 feet across,the whole clump that is.
Does anyone have any suggestions,I know winter isn't quite here yet but the latest forecast predicts a severe winter!

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Re: How to overwinter large heliconia rostrata

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:53 pm

I can't help you with this one....my hunch is that they have to be kept going over winter.

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Re: How to overwinter large heliconia rostrata

Post by Troppoz » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:00 am

They can go through a bit of a dormant phase if kept on the dry side. Not sure about the cold temperatures though and also whether youll have enough heat in the spring/summer to kick it off again.

Why cant you overwinter it indoors?

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Re: How to overwinter large heliconia rostrata

Post by nicebutdim » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:17 pm

It's too big to come indoors about 6 feet high and three feet wide,this is not the only big plant I need to bring in.It's a matter of priorities.

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