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HELICONIA BIHAI - LOBSTER CLAW RED.

Heliconia bihai - Red palulu Common name
Lobster claw, red palulu.
Family
Zingerberaceae (Ginger family).

Overview
This magnificent ornamental heliconia, called Red palulu in Suriname, can be found abundantly in the tropical rainforest of the Guianas.
It is growing erect up to 12' tall and has up to 5 (five) lanceolate leaves, 6' long each.
The bracts are light-to dark red with a yellow edge and a green top; they are a source of rainwater for birds and may insects.
The seeds are formed in these bracts and are shiny violet.
The pollination is done by hummingbirds and bats.

Hardiness
USDA zone 9 - 11.
Propagation
Rhizomes and seeds.
Culture
Full sun / partial shade, well drained soil; needs high humidity.
Optimum temperature range is 60° - 85° F.
Can also be grown in a very large container or in the greenhouse.
Also beautiful as a cut flower; it will last up to 3 (three) weeks in water.

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Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Heliconia stricta rhizomes 10 rhizomes (US$9.60 /rhizome) US$ 96.00
Heliconia stricta rhizomes 100 rhizomes (US$8.45 /rhizome)) US$ 845.00
Heliconia bihai rhizomes (medium) 10 rhizomes (US$8.55 /rhizome) US$ 85.50
Heliconia bihai rhizomes (medium) 100 rhizomes (US$7.60 /rhizome) US$ 760.00
Heliconia bihai rhizomes (large) 10 rhizomes (US$13.65 /rhizome) US$ 136.50
Heliconia bihai rhizomes (large) 100 rhizomes (US$12.10 /rhizome) US$ 1210.00
Heliconia bihai (dwarf) rhizome 10 rhizomes (US$7.00 /rhizome) US$ 70.00
Heliconia rostrata rhizomes 10 rhizomes (US$9.60 /rhizome) US$ 96.00


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