Heliconia Plant Bulbs Heliconia bihai x marginata 'Rauliniana' 5 Bulbs-Green Paradise Live

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Green Paradise Offers Heliconia bihai x Marginata Rhizomes (Pack of 5 Bulbs)

 About Heliconia Marginata 

Heliconia marginata, also known as the Red Bassy or Lobster Claw, is a stunning tropical plant known for its vibrant, colorful bracts and foliage. To grow a healthy and thriving Heliconia marginata, follow these general guidelines:

    Heliconia bihai:

    Heliconia bihai, commonly known as the Lobster Claw or False Bird of Paradise, is a tropical plant native to Central and South America. It belongs to the family Heliconiaceae and is well-known for its striking and colorful bracts, which resemble lobster claws, hence its common name. The bracts are usually red or orange, but they can also be found in shades of yellow and pink. The true flowers are small and hidden within the bracts. Heliconia bihai is a clumping plant and can grow to be several feet tall. It is frequently grown as an ornamental plant in tropical and subtropical areas because it thrives in warm, humid temperatures.

    Heliconia marginata:

    Heliconia marginata, also called the Red-Edge Heliconia, is another species in the Heliconia genus. Like other heliconias, it is native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. The plant is characterized by its large, paddle-shaped leaves with striking red margins, which give it its common name. The inflorescence of Heliconia marginata is typically a bright red or orange-red color. It also prefers warm and humid climates and is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in tropical gardens.

    If a hybrid named "Heliconia bihai x Marginata" exists, it is likely a cross between these two species. In such cases, the hybrid may exhibit a combination of traits from both parent plants, including unique bract colors and leaf characteristics. As with any hybrid plant, the specific traits and characteristics of "Heliconia bihai x Marginata" would depend on the dominant genes inherited from its parent species.

    Please note that the world of horticulture is constantly evolving, and new hybrids may have been developed since my last update. For the most up-to-date and accurate information, I recommend consulting with a local horticulturist, nursery, or botanical garden.

    How To Grow Heliconia Marginata In Bulbs

     Heliconia bihai x Marginata, commonly known as Lobster Claw or Hanging Heliconia, is a stunning tropical plant known for its colorful and attractive bracts. Growing this plant from rhizomes can be a rewarding experience.

    Here's a step-by-step guide to help you grow Heliconia bihai x Marginata from rhizomes:

    Obtain healthy rhizomes:

    Purchase healthy rhizomes from a reputable nursery or garden center. Make sure the rhizomes are firm, disease-free, and have several growing points (eyes).

    Choose the right location:

    Heliconias prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Choose a location that receives partial sun to light shade throughout the day. Avoid exposing the factory to direct sun, especially during the hottest corridor of the day.

    Prepare the soil:

    Heliconias thrive in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Prepare the planting site by mixing compost or well-rotted manure into the ground to improve its fertility and drainage.


    Dig a hole that is wide and deep enough to accommodate the rhizome comfortably. Plant the rhizome horizontally with the upward-growing points, just below the soil surface. If you're planting multiple rhizomes, space them about 2-3 feet apart to allow sufficient room for growth.


    Keep the soil constantly wettish, but not doused. Heliconias prefer a humid environment, so regular watering is essential. During the growing season, water the plant regularly and ensure the soil remains evenly moist.


    Apply a subcaste of organic mulch around the base of the factory to help retain humidity, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth.


    Heliconias are heavy feeders and benefit from regular fertilization. Use a balanced fertilizer with a higher phosphorus (P) content to encourage blooming. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for operation rates and frequence.

    Provide support:

    As Heliconia bihai x Marginata grows, it may need support to keep its tall stems upright. Use stakes or other support structures to prevent the plant from bending or breaking under its weight.


    Remove any dead or damaged leaves as demanded. Pruning can also help shape the plant and improve its appearance.

    Protect from frost:

    Heliconias are tropical plants and are not cold-hardy. If you live in a colder climate, make sure to protect the plant from frost or bring it indoors during the winter months.

    Pest and disease management:

    Monitor the plant regularly for any signs of pests or diseases. If any issues are identified, take appropriate measures to address them promptly.


    Once your Heliconia bihai x Marginata plant has matured and developed healthy rhizomes, you can divide the clump during the dormant season (usually late winter or early spring) to create new plants.

    Remember that growing Heliconia bihai x Marginata from rhizomes may require patience, as they can take some time to establish and produce flowers. However, with proper care and attention, you can enjoy the beautiful and exotic blooms of this tropical plant in your garden.