Heliconia

There are many different types of Heliconia. Please scroll down to see the varieties we carry and have ordered in the past. Please ask your salesperson for this week’s availability.

Heliconias belong to a large family of very unique plants native to tropical regions of South America, Southern Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Heliconia is available with various flower head sizes, shapes and colors. They come in upright and cascading forms. Vase life of this exotic form flower is 10 to 14 days. Heliconia needs to be kept warmer than your every day flowers, with a preferred temperature of 65 degrees.

Heliconia, Upright

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Heliconia

Available all year round with shades of green, pink, red, and yellow.

Heliconia, Hanging

Hanging Heliconia is botanically known as Heliconia rostrata. This exotic tropical flower is native to South America and can be found from Columbia to Peru, but is mainly imported from Hawaii. Mature plants can reach heights of 10 feet.

Hanging Heliconia also goes by the name of “Hanging Lobster Claw”. Stems are quite long often measuring between 48″ to 60″ in overall length. Each stem produces a single flower which weeps downward. This large from flower requires a warmer temperature than your every day flowers with a preferred temperature of 65 degrees. Vase life is excellent with the flowers lasting 10 to 14 days depending on age and environmental conditions.

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Hanging Heliconia is available all year round with breaks in supply on some varieties.

 

Heliconia, Sexy Pink

Heliconia Sexy Pink is a hybrid cross. With it’s pastel pink, cream, and green blossoms it’s sure to win a place in your next tropical arrangement. Vase life is 10 to 14 days depending on bud stage and environmental conditions. Heliconia Sexy Pink needs to be kept warmer than your everyday flowers with a preferred temperature of 60 to 65 degrees.

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Sexy Pink Heliconia is available all year round with breaks in supply.

Heliconia, Christmas

“Christmas Heliconia” is native to South America, but is grown commercially in Hawaii as a tropical cut flower. Christmas Heliconia is sold by the stem with each stem having one medium sized flower. Each stem measures between 40″ to 48″ or more in overall length. Vase life is excellent with the flowers lasting 10 to 14 days. Christmas Heliconia needs to be kept warmer than your every day flowers with a preferred temperature of 65 degrees.

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Christmas Heliconia is available usually in late November into December.

Heliconia, Lobster Claw

“Lobster Claw” is botanically known as Helicona aurantiaca. It is native to Mexico and Costa Rica, but is grown commercially in Hawaii as a tropical cut flower. Heliconia Lobster Claw is sold by the stem with each stem having one large flower. Each stem measures 40″ to 48″ or more in overall length. Vase life is excellent with the flowers lasting 10 to 14 days. Heliconia Lobster Claw needs to be kept warmer than your every day flowers with a preferred temperature of 65 degrees.

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Lobster Claw Heliconia is available all year round with breaks in supply.

Heliconia, Psilto

Psilto Heliconia - Photo Credit Allison Linder copy

Please ask your salesperson for this week’s availability.

Heliconia, Tropic Fleur

“Heliconia Tropic Fleur” is native to Central and South America, but is grown commercially in Hawaii as a tropical cut flower. Heliconia Tropic Fleur is sold by the stem with each stem having one medium sized flower. The stems of this exotic flower measures between 40″ to 48″ in overall length and are smaller in diameter than most Heliconia varieties. Vase life is excellent with the flowers lasting 10 to 14 days. Heliconia Tropic Fleur needs to be kept warmer than your every day flowers with a preferred temperature of 65 degrees.

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Tropic Fleur Heliconia is available all year round with breaks in supply.

Heliconia, Vellerigera

Heliconia-vellerigeraYear round with breaks in supply on some varieties. Fuzzy Heliconia available by special order. These come in colors of red green, red yellow (pictured), sexy pink, sexy orange, fuzzy red.

Please consult with your sales representative for this weeks availability.