Common name: Lobster claw, beaked heliconia
Origin: South America
Height at maturity: up to 5 meters
Plant type: tropical plant
Flower color: yellow, red
Type of soil: heathland, humus
Use: in the garden, in pots
Diseases and Pests:-
Storage of seeds: 4 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
This heliconia can reach a height of 5 meters in its native area.
It is a magnificent tropical plant that produces flowers called bracts, they are drooping on the rostrata variety and are very bright red and yellow in color.
Its rhizome produces numerous shoots and large leaves from 60cm to 1.2 meters reminiscent of banana leaves.
Although it is possible to grow it in the ground in the garden, it is preferable to grow it in a pot and bring it indoors for the winter.
In temperate climates, flowering extends from May to August and even all year round in good conditions.