Heliconia originates from South-America and some of the southern islands in the Pacific. When the flower was first discovered in 1786, it was initially classified as part of the banana family. There are over 200 species of Heliconia.
Heliconia is named after de Greek mountain Helikon, home of the “Muses,” the goddesses of art and science according to the Greek mythology. These goddesses stayed young and beautiful. That’s why the Heliconia has the symbolism to keep you young and beautiful.
Colors, Shapes, and Availability
Heliconias are sometimes called “lobster claws” or “parrot flowers” because of their beak-like “bracts” which can be orange, purple, red, yellow, pink, green or a combination of these. Heliconia is year-round available.
As a flower with a specific shape, Heliconia goes great together with other excentric flowers like Anthurium, Leucospernum, and Protea in a rough design.
Shop Care Tips
Carefully unpack the flowers and inspect them for any damage. Cut three inches of the stem and place in water with floral food. Heliconias are very sensitive for cold. Never keep or store them at temperatures below 12 degrees Celcius.