Heliconia Tropical Flowers
The Heliconia is unique in appearance and its flowers are abstract and are a luminous red, orange or yellow. Heliconias are often referred to as lobster claws or crab's claw and it is also referred to as a false Bird of Paradise for its similarity to this flower. The Heliconia received its name after Mount Helicon of Greek Mythology. The theory behind this is that the flowers on the Heliconia would remain young and fresh forever, just like the Greek god Apollo. This flower can grow 3 to 30 meters in height and needs plenty of sunlight and water to grow, however too much water can cause the root to rot. With its brilliant colors and long lasting and unique flowers, Heliconias make a spectacular vase arrangement.