Heliconia mathiasiae "Mildred" has red flowers with bright yellow bracts and glossy tropical leaves.
It prefers moist soils with added compost in a part-shade position. It is not frost hardy but is more cold tolerant than many of the heliconias.
As each stem flowers once, you can cut off stems that have flowered and they will be replaced with new stems and flowers.
The plants supplied for this price are bare-rooted rhizomes with the leaves trimmed back. They will have at least one, usually more, good growing points. They transplant well like this and the leaves will grow back quickly.
If you are picking up or arranging freight we can also usually supply Mildred in 250mm pots too ($35).
Important information about your order
We post to all states except WA, TAS & NT
All of our plants are posted bare-rooted, wrapped in slightly damp paper
We try not to trim back plants for postage unless we really have to - for example our Gingers and Heliconias are trimmed back to rhizomes as they post and plant better this way
We post on the Monday after payment has been received. Payment needs to have been received by 8am Monday to be included in that day's mail
All items are sent with tracking and where an order totals over $100 it may require a signature on delivery
We inspect every plant before it leaves us to make sure we are sending you healthy, good-sized plants that will perform well in your climate
When you receive your plants
Please unpack the box as soon as possible
If you're not ready to plant, leave your plants in a cool, shady place either wrapped in damp paper or in a tub of water until you are ready
Look out for our discount cards - we often reward our customers with a discount voucher so we'll put one in your box whenever we have a promotion running