Name: Psittacorum Heliconia
Availability: All year round
Vase Life: From 6 to 14 days, depending on care and handling.
Packing: Our Psittacorum Heliconia is available from 75-150 stems. If a different quantity is needed, please contact a Whole Blossoms representative.
Length / Height: Each stem generally reaches heights between 1-3 feet.
*If a chosen color and/or variety is unavailable at the time of shipping, Whole Blossoms will match the color and/or variety as closely as possible. Farm growing conditions, weather conditions, market demand, and other general forces may result in the unavailability of the flowers shown without notice.
*While online photos shown are representations of flowers available for sale, actual colors and specifications delivered may vary somewhat since flowers are a product of Mother Nature, different browser types affect the outcome of displayed photos, and computer monitors may show differences in detail, definition, contrast, brightness, and color.
Your Psittacorum Heliconia tropical flowers just arrived! Now your tropical flowers need to be hydrated and processed. It is important to give your tropical flowers a couple of hours to hydrate and replenish. Depending on the variety purchased, some flowers may need 24 to 36 hours to hydrate and perk up.
CARE AND HANDLING FOR PSITTACORUM HELICONIA TROPICAL FLOWERS
- Place your tropical flowers in clean, fresh, filtered water. Carefully remove leaves, or foliage that fall under the water level (without tearing the stem skin) to avoid the build-up of bacteria. Cut one inch off the end of the stem in a 45-degree angle (with a sharp knife NOT scissors) to allow water to be better absorbed through the stems. After cutting the stem at an angle, quickly place your tropical flowers in water since it only takes a minute for the stem to dry and seal up.
- Keep your tropical wedding flowers in a shaded, cool, relatively humid area (not cooler than 60F). Avoid placing your tropical flowers near hot surfaces or environments. Tropical flowers must be in water at all times until they are ready to be used.
- When storing your tropical wedding flowers, do not move them from hot to cold or cold to hot temperatures to avoid that they get hypothermia. Drastic changes in temperature burns flowers. When handling tropical flowers keep in mind that cold weather can affect them, keep your tropical flowers in a relative warm area away from direct sunlight.
- Do not keep your tropical flowers in the refrigerator overnight since many fruit and vegetable gases can damage your fresh flowers.