Heliconia stricta ‘Dwarf Jamaican’

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Scientific name: Heliconia stricta ‘Dwarf Jamaican’
Distribution: Central America
Flowers (inflorescence):
3 to 5 red or pink bracts with green stripe along keel and on tip, readily bearing fruits (blue berries)
Foliage: Musoid
Height: 1-3m (3-9′)
Soil: rich organic and well drained without standing water
full sun to 60% shade
Watering: love water, but let dry out between waterings
Hardiness: not lower than 5°C (40°F)


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Heliconia rhizomes for sale

Heliconia rhizomes

Heliconia stricta ‘Dwarf Jamaican’ is a smallest Heliconia available. Also the one most redily flowering indoors.

We ship them as rhizomes, treated and packed according to phytosanitary requirements.

Heliconia Planting and Care

Firstly, when planting Heliconia rhizomes, whether in the garden or in pots/containers, it’s essential to provide the best possible conditions for growth.


Specifically, in the garden, plant in the spring or early summer when soil temperatures are above 65°F (18°C).


Garden: Consequently, choose a spot with partial to full sunlight (4-6 hours of direct sunlight is ideal).
Pots/Containers: Similarly, select a location on your patio or balcony that meets the same sunlight requirements.


Garden: Moreover, amend soil with compost or well-rotted manure to create a rich, well-draining environment. The soil should be slightly acidic to neutral, with a pH of 5.5 to 7.0.
Pots/Containers: Furthermore, use a high-quality potting mix designed for tropical plants, ensuring it has good drainage.


Plant rhizomes horizontally with growth points facing up, 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) below the soil surface.
Garden: Space rhizomes about 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm) apart.
Pots/Containers: In addition, choose a pot that is at least 18 inches (45 cm) in diameter and the same in depth to accommodate the plant’s growth.


Initially, water thoroughly after planting, then maintain consistent moisture without waterlogging.
Garden: Consider drip irrigation for consistent moisture.
Pots/Containers: Ensure pots have drainage holes and saucers to prevent excess water retention.


Apply a 2 to 3 inch (5 to 7.5 cm) layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant, keeping it away from the stem to prevent rot.


Use a balanced fertilizer like a 10-10-10 NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium), or a 14-14-14 if slow-release. Apply according to the product’s instructions.

Cold Protection

Garden: Protect from cold with frost cloths if temperatures drop below 65°F (18°C).
Pots/Containers: Move indoors or to a sheltered area during colder temperatures.

Repotting (for pots/containers):

Finally, repot every couple of years to refresh the soil and provide more room for growth. When repotting, move up to a pot that is 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) larger in diameter.

By adhering to these guidelines, you’ll help ensure that your Heliconia rhizomes have the best start, whether they’re in the ground or in containers. Remember to adjust care slightly based on your specific environment and the needs of your particular Heliconia variety.

Terms & Conditions

The shipping cost depends on the total weight of your order, destination and the shipping option of your choice. We have 3 options you might see on checkout where available and applicable:
  1. ePackage: Thai Royal Mail + your national postal service. Available for orders under 4.4lbs (2kg). Normally it takes 10-14 days;
  2. EMS: Expedited shipping. It takes also 10-14 days;
  3. Dragon Courier: Covered with our Live Arrival Guarantee. Dragon Courier ships out of Thailand and do the custom clearing, which makes it passing quicker through the customs. Then they hand it over to DHL or UPS for domestic delivery. The package is always stored in the room temperatures even winter time. Shipments take 5-6 working days for Europe and Canada, and 5-8 days for the USA. This option includes all possible import taxes and custom fees for all destinations, including EU countries. When using other shipping options to the EU, customs may contact the receiver to pay import taxes or custom fees.
All options got the tracking info, when shipped. It takes about 7-14 days to assemble the order from partners' nurseries and prepare for shipping.
Every shipment we send by Dragon Courier comes with our 100% Live Arrival Guarantee (subject to conditions below). This means that, if your plants arrive dead or too damaged to survive, as a result of any issue that is out of your control, we will offer store credit in the amount of the loss up to the price you paid for the product(s) in issue.Conditions to be met to apply our Live Arrival Guarantee:
  1. Correct address and contact details of recipient - We should have been provided with correct address and contact details including cell number and email. The shipment must be sent to the correct delivery address, and not forwarded to another address. P.O.Box is not acceptable as the shipping address.
  2. First delivery attempt - The shipment must be received on the first delivery attempt, or be picked up the day of the first delivery attempt. If you miss the delivery and the package is delayed a day or more because of it, we will not accept responsibility for any losses. It is your responsibility to check the tracking number for delivery, even if courier does not leave a "pink slip" notifying you they tried to deliver the package.
  3. Clear photo provided within 24 hours – You need to send us a clear picture or video of the full plant in issue with its name, explaining what’s going on within 24 hours upon receipt.
  4. Package was shipped by Dragon Courier – In case you choose postal E-package, eCommerce Express or EMS, you accept the risk and no compensation will be issued.
If ALL conditions of our guarantee are met, you will get a store credit to use on your next order. Any paid shipping costs or costs for phytosanitary certificates are NOT refundable.We do not accept any returns.
All plants are shipped from Thailand. Our extensive selection is a result of unique cooperation project with many growers and nurseries all over Thailand. Once a week our employees are taking a road trip across the country to the partner nurseries to assemble the orders.
We are currently shipping to: Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal (except Azores, Madeira and The Savage Islands), Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain (except The Canary Islands), Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom (UK), USA (mainland states, HI, AK, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico), Vietnam.
On the checkout you can use Visa, Master Card, American Express and Union Pay.
Apple Pay is available on iOS devices.
Google Pay or Microsoft Pay is available, if activated on your browser.
All order updates will be communicated to your email address used for ordering. Please check even your spam folder. The order status will also be updated on this site and will be available for you, if you create your user account prior or during the ordering. If you created your account after you put your order, please email us to link your order to your account.
You will get the tracking info once the order is shipped.
Phyto Sanitary Certificate Your country's customs will require phytosanitary certificate attached to the order. It is issued by Thai authorities upon inspecting the plants. It will be added to your total on checkout at 19.50USD. We provide it for free for orders with subtotal over 100USD. Do not confuse it with the importer permit described below.
Importer Permit USA There is a limit of 12 plants you can import without having importer permit issued to you by USDA. If your order is more than 12 plants, please email us your importer permit after ordering. If you don't have one you can get it here. On the top of that page you will see a drop-down named “Ready to Apply?” and “Select an option”. Select there option “PPQ-587” and proceed with the application. It is easy and free online procedure. You don't need the importer permit for orders up to 12 plants.
 Other countries For other shipped countries no importer permit is needed for any amount of plants.
Our standard treatment for shipping is:
  • Disinfect the plant 2 days before shipping;
  • Remove soil on day of shipment;
  • Clean roots with water until ALL soil is removed;
  • Spray 0.03% imidacloprid over plants and dry 30 min;
  • OR dip roots for 3 minutes in fungicide and Confidor solution (get sucked up by the plant);
  • After that we place all in drying room for 45 min;
  • Then we add sterile sphagnum to the roots and wrap this in plastic bag;
  • We wrap roots in plastic bag and wrap plant in special designed, clean paper for export, and pack;
  • We use new, never used card board boxes, that are tested and approved by ALL Global airfreight standards and ISO requirements.
We offer 5, 10 and 100+ wholesale tiers for most Hoya rooted cuttings. Here is the current list of eligable plants. The prices are automatically adjusted when you add 5 pcs or more of the same plant.
Customers have right to cancel their orders up to at least 24 hours after the order is made or until we started assembling the order. An administrative fee of 10USD is to be hold in case of cancellation, plus the transaction fee taken by the payment processor (Stripe), which is currently from 2% to 3.5% of the order's total.

Specification: Heliconia stricta ‘Dwarf Jamaican’

Weight0.661387 lbs

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