Pendent Heliconias
 

    The pendent, or hanging heliconias, are among the most beautiful and exotic of tropical flowers.  They are mostly tall to very tall plants with long flowers, and are excellent as specimen plants in the tropical garden, and as long lasting cut flowers for large arrangements.  

    We dig, clean and label each  rhizome to order, and they are shipped fresh so you receive the highest quality.  For rhizome planting and care instructions, please click here.  Prices do not include shipping (shipping information).

    Please note:  These rhizomes may not be shipped to California, Arizona, Texas or Louisiana due to Nematode Quarantine Restrictions.  Please see our lists of certified plants for shipment to those states: Tropical Ornamental Plants, Tropical Fruit Trees).


 

Click to enlarge Heliconia chartacea 'Sexy Pink'

Heliconia chartacea 'Sexy Pink'

One of the nicest hanging heliconias, 'Sexy Pink' has a hot pink rachis fading into frosty pink bracts with delicate pale greenish white borders.  It is a medium sized heliconia, reaching 6-7 feet tall.  The leaves and inflorescences are covered with a white waxy bloom, and the leaves have a very characteristic shredded look.  Blooms throughout the year.  

Rhizome $14.99

 



Click to enlarge Heliconia chartacea x platystachys 'Temptress'

Heliconia chartacea x platystachys 'Temptress'

A very nice and prolific hanging heliconia, 'Temptress' has long flowers with waxy red-orange bracts and thick yellow borders.  It is a medium sized heliconia, reaching 6-7 feet tall.  The leaves and inflorescences are covered with a white waxy bloom, and the leaves have a very characteristic shredded look.  Blooms throughout the year.  

Rhizome $11.99

Click to enlarge Heliconia collinsiana

Heliconia collinsiana

A medium size heliconia, about 6-8 feet tall, with spectacular solid red bracts and 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.

Rhizome $11.99

Click to enlarge Heliconia episcopalis x standleyi 'Flabellata'

Heliconia episcopalis x standleyi 'Flabellata'

'Flabellata' is an interesting heliconia, thought to be a hybrid between the erect Heliconia episcopalis and the pendent Heliconia standleyi.  'Flabellata' starts out erect, then begins to twist and hang.  It is a large plant, about 8-10 feet tall, and has red bracts with yellow tips.  Grows in partial shade to full sun.  Blooms primarily from May through August in Puerto Rico.

Rhizome $9.99

Click to enlarge Heliconia mariae

Heliconia mariae

A truly spectacular and bizarre heliconia.  This one is very tall, reaching 15-20 feet, with a long lasting 3-4 foot inflorescence with tight, blood red bracts.  It looks like something out of a prehistoric swamp!  Blooms throughout the year.  

Rhizome $19.99

Click to enlarge Heliconia rostrata

Heliconia rostrata

Commonly known as rostrata or hanging lobster claw, this heliconia is of a medium size, about 6-8 feet tall, and has spectacular bright red bracts with yellow tips.  Rostrata means "beaked", in reference to the bracts' resemblance to a parrot's beak.  Native to Peru and Ecuador, rostrata blooms from July to September in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Rhizome $7.99

Click to enlarge Heliconia rostrata 'Misahualli'

Heliconia rostrata 'Misahualli'

 'Misahualli' differs from the typical form of Heliconia rostrata in that it has wider bracts spaced closer on the rachis, giving it a more impressive appearance.  It is of medium size, about 6-8 feet tall, and has spectacular bright red bracts with yellow tips and a thick green border.  Blooms from March through July in Puerto Rico.

Rhizome $14.99

 

 

 

 

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