Heliconia collinsiana
(Heliconiaceae)
 

 

    Heliconia collinsiana is of a medium size, about 6-8 feet tall, and has spectacular solid red bracts with a frosty wax coating.  The leaf undersides and pseudostems also have a heavy waxy coating.  The fruits are large and attractive, first yellow, then ripening to a bright purple-blue color.  Blooms from July to September in Puerto Rico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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