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Heliconia collinsiana, Bihai collinsiana, Hanging Heliconia, Platanillo

Heliconia collinsiana, Bihai collinsiana

Hanging Heliconia, Platanillo
Family: Heliconiaceae
Origin: Central America, Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowers

Heliconia collinsiana is a popular ornamental plant in hot regions with a humid climate. Waxy white stems and undersides of leaves with long, pendulous bracts of orange and red. The fruits are very attractive, first yellow, then becoming mature to a bright purple-blue color.

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