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Heliconia bihai 'Lobster Claw One'

Family Name: Heliconiaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Semi-Shade Moderate Water Bird-Attracting Ornamental Flowers Herbaceous

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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant

Biogeography

Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Large herb to 5m tall
Foliage Leaves light - mid green; leaf blades to 60cm in length.  
Flowers Inflorescence with 7 - 12 bracts. Bracts orange red, edges towards distal end of the lip green with white line above; rachis of inflorescence red.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens
Thematic Landscaping Bird & Wildlife Garden

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Bird Attracting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast
Pest(s) Chewing Insects
Propagation Method Division

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Green, Orange, Red, White
Flower Texture(s) Waxy
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 31348
Species ID 5745
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 13 September 2021.
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