The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Heliconia stricta 'Jamaican Dwarf'

 Heliconia stricta 'Jamaican Dwarf' (Heliconia stricta 'Jamaican Dwarf')

I'm so excited! This is the first time in almost 11 years that I've had this dwarf Heliconia that it is going to bloom. :>) Photo taken May 8, 2013.

Comments on this photo


Such a wonderful feeling, isnt it Delonix?...Enjoy...:>)

8 May, 2013


brilliant! will be watching to see the photos!

8 May, 2013



Yes. :>)

Heliconia is a very heavy feeder and I don't feed this one as much as it wants, it's also in a pot.

My other larger Heliconias in the ground bloom every year very well. They do get much more fertilizer, though.

Here's a photo of my other larger Heliconia schiedeana.

9 May, 2013



I will be posting more pics of all my Heliconias as they bloom. :>)

9 May, 2013


Excellent, im really pleased for you can't wait to see the full flower

9 May, 2013


Yes, I'm guessing very soon it'll be in full flower. I'll definitely will post more photos.

10 May, 2013


All good things come to those who wait!

20 May, 2013



Yes, very true. This was a very, very long wait!

21 May, 2013


It was bad enough waiting seven years for my Strelitzia - eleven years really is patient!

21 May, 2013


My problem is that I've never really fertilized this Heliconia very often. Heliconias are such very heavy feeders.

22 May, 2013

Comment on this photo

Pictures tagged with Heliconia
58 of 71

  • Balboa_park_11_13_12_37_
  • Yard_pics_06_13_10_

What else?

View photos by Delonix1

This photo is of species Heliconia stricta 'Jamaican Dwarf'.

See who else has plants in genus Heliconia.

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Sep, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    17 May, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Jun, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Jul, 2010