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Heliconia schiedeana - Claw Flower

Heliconia schiedeana - Claw Flower (Heliconia schiedeana - Claw Flower)

My Claw flower is starting to open up. Photo taken May 24, 2012.

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They are so spectacular!

25 May, 2012



Thanks! Did you plant the seeds I sent you?

26 May, 2012


I did - no germination yet. Gave them an extra scarification the other day............

26 May, 2012



Great! Good luck, I hope they grow!

I just read Heliconia can be pretty difficult to germinate from seed. Supposedly, they can taken from one month to one year for germination. Wow! This is why most people here in California grow them from rhizomes. I know some people don't have availability, though.

Here's a very informative website on Heliconia culture:

26 May, 2012

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