Grows from 5′ to 17′ with thin upright bracts. It may exhibit up to 25 bracts yellow to yellow-green on cheeks with the tips colored orange-red. Mature plants will flower most of the year. As many in Heliconia species flowers produce ample nectar that attracts pollinators.
Heliconia, derived from the Greek word helikonios, is a genus of about 100 to 200 species of flowering plants native to the tropical Americas and the Pacific Ocean islands west to Indonesia. Many species of Heliconia are found in rainforests or tropical wet forests of these regions.
Photos: HortPark, Singapore 20120323