Heliconia (Heliconia rostrata)
- The fruit is green and yellow but when mature its dark blue
- If it is growing in a fertile soil and irrigated, Heliconias can flower the whole year but specially in the warmest months
- Its interesting to observe that heliconia’s are considered as geophyte, which means that they reproduce not only with their seeds, but also by their underground organs, which its main function is to serve as a storage for nutrients and water, therefore making sure of the species survival.
- The period of the plants flowering depends on the climate conditions. The maximum point of reproduction normally occurs in the beginning of summer, and declines in fall when the temperature is about 10º. 4