Heliconia Rostrata - Lobster Claw

Heliconia Rostrata

Common Name:  Heliconia Rostrata
Scientific Name Lobster Claw    
Height: 6-8 m
Span: 2-4 inches 
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Tolerance: Full Sun, Shade
ABP Index:  4 (Aesthetics 4, Solidarity 4)

Heliconia Rostrata is the one of the most recognized species of the plants. It is popularly known as lobster claw and false bird of paradise. Heliconia Rostrata is the national flower of Bolivia together with Kantuta flower. The plant produces flowers in summer, which are similar to the claws of the lobsters and hangs in downwards position. The leaves of the Heliconia Rostrata are evergreen and dark-green in color. They flourish in full or partial sun and prosper well in fertile and moist soil. 

Full Grown Heliconia Rostrata Tree

  Close View of Heliconia Rostrata

    Heliconia Rostrata

 Close View of Heliconia Rostrata's bud

 Bunch of Heliconia Rostrata

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For more information:
University of Florida-Heliconia Rostrata Lobster Claw
Palmvirienden-Heliconia Rostrata facts

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