Heliconia bihai x caribaea or Hot Rio Nights is the latest landscaping sensation to wow your visitors. Enjoy all the colour and life of the Amazon and relive images of beaches in summertime Rio at the comfort of your own home. Typically grown in pots or containers, this versatile landscape plant is both showy enough to be a focal point and humble enough to get out of your way when you want something understated.
Lush leaves, typically evergreen, grow from stout stems that can reach into the air as high as four meters throughout prolonged periods of full light exposure. That’s huge enough for a disguise if you want a green screen or coverage from your neighbours. Taller plantings will provide a more intimate setting which you can use as privacy screens.
Bright hues are abundant on these heliconias, with large red bracts found primarily at its base. Commonly propagated for sale, they can be found in nurseries or specialty plant stores like The Bamboo Jungle all year round!
There’s no better way to add the tropical paradise look with a twist of Australian flair than by introducing these great looking clumping plants to your backyard. Easy to grow and maintain, Heliconia or Hot Rio Nights are perfect for people searching for something new for screening that’s easy to maintain and with verdant foliage all year round.