Heliconia Parrot’s Beak Choconiana (Heliconia psittacorum ‘Choconiana’)

Heliconia Parrot's Beak Choconiana

Big swords of green upright leaves, the Heliconia Parrot’s Beak Choconiana (Heliconia psittacorum ‘Choconiana’) is a clumping tropical plant that becomes festooned with Bird of Paradise style waxy yellow-orange with pink highlights. The broad leaves are a soothing green and slowly form growing clumps of neat and tidy vertical blades!

Parrot’s Beak blooms are unique long-lasting flowers that have finger-like petals that fan out as they mature. Hummingbirds will stop by to check out these blossoms and add to the delight! These tropical accents are broadleaf evergreen tropicals in USDA hardiness zones 11 and are often used in the landscape as an exotic flowering shrubs. Northern growers can use these plants as easy-care indoor houseplants and summer accents on the porch or patio.

Parrot’s Beak grows to 2-3 feet in mature height and grows into a dense clump 2-4 feet in width. Indoors or out, these are great in shady sites outside and indirect sunlight indoors. These tropicals bloom throughout the spring and summer, and each flower lasts for quite some time!

Planting and Application:

These exotic colorful flowers that resemble a Parrot’s head, make great cut flowers! Classic upscale floral arrangements and used in Ikebana, these are standout blossoms that really catch the eye! Outdoors in frost-free growing zones, these are lovely foundation plants, low hedges and edging plants! Accent beds and borders, paths and along a driveway because of their neat, tidy clumping form.

For all other growing zones, Choconiana can be outstanding container accents in pots or planters around your porch and patio as summer décor! Upon threat of frost, slowly transition indoors as a houseplant grown in a sunny window! Decorate around poolside and seating areas, or show off a pair in stylish pots on either side of a protected front door to catch the eye of everyone walking up to your home! Great indoors in the office environment, these are easy-going plants for brightening a lobby or desk.

  • Parrot’s Beak-Shaped Pale Orange Blooms
  • Strappy Sword-Like Green Leaves
  • Dense Upright Clumps
  • Easy to Care For Tropical Evergreen
  • Indoor Houseplant, Accent & Summer Décor

Tips for Care:

Plant Heliconia in part shade and indirect sunlight, filtered shade area indoors and out. Parrot’s Beak is very low maintenance and only needs pruned as any leaves turn yellow or get tattered to clean up the clumps. Best in well-drained soil that is moderately moist most of the time, these are not too picky and very forgiving plants!

  • Bright Indirect Light/Part Sun
  • Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Enriched Environments
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer

Heliconia Parrot’s Beak Choconiana is a fantastic accent for your indoor and outdoor spaces!

Heliconia Parrot’s Beak Choconiana (Heliconia psittacorum ‘Choconiana’) Details

Common name Heliconia Parrot's Beak Choconiana
Botanical name Heliconia psittacorum 'Choconiana'
Plant type Houseplant
Hardiness zone 11 or as an indoor plant
Growth rate Medium
Height 2 - 3 ft.
Width 2 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color Orange