Heliconia metallica (Heliconiaceae) 

 

Heliconia metallica has a beautiful, dainty flower that comes in two different color forms, one with red bracts and one with green bracts. The foliage is also attractive, with purple coloration on the leaf underside. About 3-4 feet tall.  Prefers moist conditions and partial shade. 

 

  

Heliconia metallica red form (click to enlarge)                 Heliconia metallica green form (click to enlarge)
Red and green forms of Heliconia metallica (click to enlarge photos)

 

 

 

 

 

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