Heliconia mariae

Heliconia mariae

  • Heliconia mariae
  • Heliconia mariae
  • Flower name
    Heliconia mariae
  • Scientific name
    Heliconia mariae
  • AliasHeliconia mariae, Pendent beefsteak heliconia, ロブスタークロー, Lobster claws, ヘリコニア
  • Place of originSouth America
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse, Subtropical region
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August

What is Heliconia mariae

Heliconia mariae , pendent beefsteak heliconia,or lobster claws(scientific name: Heliconia mariae) is a tropical evergreen perennial plant that is native to South America and belongs to the family Heliconiaceae. The plant is also called 'Lobster claws' because of its hanging heliconia and bracts shaped like lobster scissors, which are characteristic of its drooping inflorescence. Bracts are bright vermilion with yellow tips. Yellow flowers with a diameter of 5-6 cm from bracts, but not as attractive as bracts. It is considered to be the national flower of Bolivia.

Generic name: Heliconia mariae, scientific name: Heliconia mariae, also known as : Pendent beefsteak heliconia, lobster claws, origin: South America, grass height: 3-6 m, leaf color: green, flower color (actually bracts): dark reddish purple, flower color (true flower): pink, flowering period: May-August (annual), bract length: 50 cm, fruit: red.


  • Order
    Zingiberales
  • Family
    Heliconiaceae
  • Genus
    Heliconia
  • Species
    H. mariae
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life type tropical evergreen perennial plant
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height300.0 ~ 600.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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