Heliconia caribaea
GIANT HELICONIA, LOBSTER CLAW
Musaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
4m
Plant habit
 
3m

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Heliconia caribaea
GIANT HELICONIA, LOBSTER CLAW
Musaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
4m
Plant habit
 
3m

FEATURES

Flowers: orange, yellow or red

Flowering Time: early spring to early summer, early winter to late winter


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical, mediterranean, oriental, contemporary & coastal designs

Uses: informal screen, mass planting, accents, cut flowers, border, poolside

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: hummingbird






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