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Heliconia caribaea, Lobster Claw, Parrot Beak

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Heliconia caribaea x bihai Jacquini
 Heliconia caribaea
Family: Heliconiaceae
Lobster Claw, Parrot Beak
Origin: Puerto Rico, Columbia, Central Amer
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Heliconia caribea is one of the largest heliconias found commonly in the trade. If in reasonable conditions, it blooms all year. Many clones are available in a variety of flower colors.

Watering Needs: Moist, well drained soil.

Propagation: Clump division, or rhizome.

One of the most impressive hybrids Heliconia Caribaea x bihai Jacquini is the harder to get large growing variety. It has eyecatching bright red/orange bracts which have a thick golden border. Jacquinii is a natural hybrid that blooms prolifically in summer and autumn with spectacular huge upright bracts. A large, erect plant habit, with big broad tropical leaves. The bihais are quite tolerant of cooler conditions. Height growth varies 5-7 ft depending on the warmth of your climate. Grows well in partial shade to full sun.


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One of the most impressive hybrids Heliconia caribaea x bihai Jacquini is the harder to get large growing variety. It has eyecatching bright red/orange bracts which have a thick golden border. Jacquinii is a natural hybrid that blooms prolifically in summer and autumn with spectacular huge upright bracts. A large, erect plant habit, with big broad tropical leaves. The bihais are quite tolerant of cooler conditions. Height growth varies 5-7 ft depending on the warmth of your climate. Grows well in partial shade to full sun.
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Pink N Good Daily Plant Food - Flower Booster
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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$29.00

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