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Heliconia Flower Painting
Heliconia Flower Painting is a type of tropical ornamental plant, often referred to as an ornamental banana. Which belongs to the Musaceae family, which is similar to the Strelitzia family, comes from Latin America. But Heliconia has three or more sheaths while Strelitza only has two. Heliconia is often used to decorate gardens in homes, offices, hotels, to complement flower arrangements.
Heliconia flowers are cut when the flowers have not fully bloomed. In addition, this flower is also a plant that is not fussy, suitable for planting in pots and soil, both indoor and outdoor. In fact, this flower can grow both in the lowlands and highlands up to an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level with a temperature of 13 to 30 degrees Celsius. As a typical tropical plant, Heliconia is easy to grow if exposed to direct sunlight. Light settings are very necessary, especially for newly planted seedlings.
Morphological Characteristics of Heliconia Flower Painting
Heliconia plant roots are a type of fibrous root that has a round shape Heliconia plants have pseudostem types and monopodial branching patterns. The shape of the cross section of the stem is round and has a midrib. This plant can grow to a height of one to two meters. And this plant has a single leaf type in which the leaf midrib is in the form of a stem. The petiole is grooved and has a length of about 50 to 75 cm.
The leaf blade is oval, the leaf edge is flat, the leaf tip is tapered, and the base is rounded. Heliconia leaves have pinnate spines and the surface is covered with wax with a slippery texture and green color.
Heliconia flowers include a type of compound interest that looks like a bunch. The location of the flower is usually in the axil of the leaf with a stalk that is about 25 to 40 cm long. The flower sitting position is in the flower tent and the end of the tent is sharp.
Flowers on this plant also have 2 sexes, namely white and stamens. Both sexes extend outward from the crown tube. While the base of the flower crown is tube-shaped with a length of about 3 to 4 cm yellow and the flower tent is red. The process of reproduction of Heliconia plants is through pollination of these flowers.