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Heliconia bihai 'Lobster Claw One'

Magnificent ornamental heliconia, native to the rainforests of the Caribbean, and Northern South America. It produces rich red bracts with yellow-green lips in summer and grows to 2,5-3 m tall. "Lobster Claw One" is a classic selected clone of Heliconia bihai with deep red bracts.

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Magnificent ornamental heliconia, native to the rainforests of the Caribbean, and Northern South America, south to Colombia. It produces rich red bracts with yellow-green lips in summer and grows to 2,5-3 m tall. "Lobster Claw One" is a classic selected clone of Heliconia bihai with deep red bracts.

Cultivation of Heliconia bihai

Heliconia bihai is very easy in cultivation. It prefers well-drained rich soil, in full sun to 30% shade. It is cold sensitive and should never be exposed to less than +6 C in winter. It dies with frost.

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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 200cm-400cm
Botanical family Heliconiaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 5 ºC to 15 ºC
Flowering Season Summer
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Red
Care Pot
Care Low-maintenance
Shape Perennials