Heliconia spathocircinata
(Heliconiaceae)
 

 

Heliconia spathocircinata is a medium sized heliconia, about 6-7 feet tall.  It has spiraling, solid bright red bracts with a yellow interior, and a red rachis.  Grows well in sun to partial shade.  Blooms from May through August in Puerto Rico.  Heliconia spathocircinata is thought to be a parent of many hybrid heliconias, such as 'Cinnamon Twist', 'Golden Torch', 'Guyana', 'Tropica', and many others. 

 

 

Heliconia spathocircinata inflorescence

 

 

 

 

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