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Heliconia

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heliconia

Name

Common names such as lobster claw and parrot flower reflect their beak-like shape.

Colour

Red, orange yellow, pink

Availability

All year round

Description

The real flowers are tiny and inside the "beaks". Some less-common species may have furry beaks. The variety shown here has upright facing flowers; some forms, called hanging heliconia, have flowers which dangle down from the main stem.