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Common name:
Heliconia Pure Red
Regional name:
Marathi - Heliconia Lal
Musaceae or Banana family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Form:
Spreading, Upright or Erect

Plant Description:

Heliconia stricta, also known as "bucky," is a plant native to the rainforests of Central and South America. It is a herbaceous perennial that belongs to the Heliconiaceae family. It is known for its colorful and showy flowers, which are typically orange, red, or yellow and resemble small birds. The plant has long, narrow leaves and can grow up to 6-8 feet tall. It requires moist, humid conditions and thrives in partial to full shade. It is often used as an ornamental plant in tropical gardens and as a cut flower in arrangements. Bucky is not considered to be toxic to humans or animals. 

Growing tips:

To care for Heliconia stricta, also known as "bucky," you should follow these guidelines:

  1. Water: Bucky requires consistent moisture to thrive. Water the plant regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged.

  2. Soil: Bucky prefers a rich, well-draining soil. You can use a commercial potting mix or create your own by mixing equal parts peat moss, perlite, and compost.

  3. Light: Bucky prefers partial to full shade. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but it is best to keep it in a location with indirect light or dappled shade.

  4. Temperature: Bucky is a tropical plant and prefers warm, humid conditions. It can tolerate temperatures down to about 50°F, but it is best to keep it in an area where the temperature stays above 60°F.

  5. Fertilizer: Bucky benefits from regular fertilization. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two to four weeks during the growing season.

  6. Pruning: Bucky can benefit from pruning to remove dead or damaged foliage and to shape the plant. Prune the plant in the spring or early summer, cutting back any damaged or diseased stems.

  7. Pests: Bucky is generally resistant to pests, but it can be prone to infestations of aphids and mealybugs. If you notice any pests on your plant, use a natural pest control method such as a mixture of water and dish soap to remove them.

By following these guidelines, you can keep your Heliconia stricta healthy and happy.


Heliconia stricta, also known as "bucky," is a popular ornamental plant that is prized for its beautiful, colorful flowers. It is often used in tropical gardens and as a cut flower in arrangements. In addition to its aesthetic value, Bucky has a number of other benefits as well:

  1. Pollinator attractant: Bucky flowers are a great source of nectar for hummingbirds and other pollinators. By planting Bucky in your garden, you can help support the local pollinator population.

  2. Erosion control: Bucky has strong, deep roots that can help prevent soil erosion. It is often used for this purpose in areas prone to landslides or erosion.

  3. Medicine: In some parts of the world, Bucky is used as a traditional medicinal plant. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties and is used to treat a variety of ailments, including wounds, fever, and stomach problems.

  4. Food: In some cultures, the unripe fruit of Bucky is eaten as a vegetable. The fruit is often cooked and is said to have a sweet, starchy taste.

By planting Bucky in your garden, you can enjoy its beautiful flowers while also benefiting from its other attributes.