Specie: H bihai
lobster-claws, wild plantains or false bird-of-paradise, red palulu
Name in Latin: Heliconiaceae
Name in English: heliconia, ginger family
Origin: Heliconia, derived from the Greek word helikonios. It is native to South America, specially Brazil and Guianas.
Growth Habit: Rhiomous, erect
Flower: upward facing flower of the Heliconia family, which acts as a cup, is a natural source of rain water for birds and insect. The bracts are light-to dark red with a yellow edge and a green top.
Blooming Period: year round import ( vancouver)
Leaf: The plant itself grows up to 12' tall and has up to 5 (five) lanceolate leaves, 6' long each.
exotic arrangements, focal point, drama
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 6-10 days
Amount of water: text
Special handling: Condition after travel by soaking head in warm water
This plant is used as the symbol to represent the People's National Movement Political Party of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as by the Martinique Progressive Party (Parti Progressiste Martiniquais) of the French Overseas Department of Martinique, in the West Indies.