HELICONIA LOSTRATA

  • Known as:  Hanging Lobster-Claws
  • Place of origin: Tropical America.
  • Description:  Perennial herbaceous flowering plants resembling Canna and Banana plants; with long and oblong simple leaves and small red, orange, green, yellow flowers subtended by brightly coloured bracts on long erect or drooping panicles. Blooms all the year round. Grow to about 6m in height. Propagate by underground rhizomes.
  • Grow best:  In moist, warm conditions in a well-draining soil in bright sunlight.
  • Use:•Indoors and outdoors. And in flowering arrangements.