Scientific Name: Heliconia spp. Form: Vase
Common Name:heliconia, lobster claw Texture:Very coarse
Family Name:HeliconiaceaeHabit: Arching, Upright
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Central America Hardiness Zone:Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Glabrous, Ovate, Elliptic, Entire
Flowers: Spike, Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, May- Jun- Jul- Aug
Fruit: Drupe, Purple, Blue, Oct- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
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Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Indoor plant
Key ID Features:Plants with features similar to canna, bird of paradise, and banana; leaves of most locally grown indoor species are 15-100 cm long, elliptic to ovate; inflorescence erect or drooping, spike-like with florets mostly enclosed in brightly coloured bracts and 6 tepals.