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Products » Heliconia » Erect Heliconias

Erect heliconias include crab claws, gyros and other heliconias that have flowers that stand up straight. Smallest flower would be the dwarf Jamaican with plants that usually stand less than a metre high and have a miniture crab claw flower that is only approx. 20cm high and and about 15 cm wide on a stem about 50cm tall. The larger plants would be the carabeas and largest flowers would be the Maya Gold and Splash where the flower itself could be up to a metre in length.

Most of these larger varieities are low maintenance, clumping rather than running throughout your garden and work very well as screening plants to hide a fence or create privacy. We have identified the more invasive varieties in their individual product descriptions. The plants are Rysome growers, producing a new flower stem from an existing stem. Once the stem has flowered it will not reflower. They will naturally fall over if left but are fantasitc as a cut flower lasting for several weeks in water.

These plants are low maintenance and unlike the smaller heliconias stay in a clump rather than running throughout a garden. There foliage is made up of large leaves similar in shape to a banana plant. Many of these larger heliconias especially the orthotrica's have their main flower flush during the coolers month in far north queensland making them well suited to south east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Most will have a flowering season but some varieties such as the Claw 2 and Richmond Red throw flowers all year round.

 

Bihai Claw 2 Click Image To Enlarge

Bihai Claw 2

Bihai Claw 2 is a lower growing (foliage to about 2 metres) crab claw with attractive orange red flower with green edge. Similar to Claw 1 major difference being Claw 2 flowers all year round where as Claw 1 only has 2 flushes a year. Will grow from FNQ to Northern NSW. Can be planted in full sun or part shade. Clumping variety of heliconia.

Price: $12.00

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Bihai Yellow Dancer

Bihai Yellow Dancer are the lower growing crab claw with attractive yellow flower that have a purple speckle on the lower bracts. Flowers well during its flowering season and has at least 2 flushes a year. Will grow from FNQ to Northern NSW. Can be planted in full sun or part shade. Clumping variety of heliconia.

Price: $12.00

Heliconia Bihai Nappi Red Click Image To Enlarge

Heliconia Bihai Nappi Red

Bihai Nappi is a crab claw with beautiful red yellow and green flowers. Nappi flowers profusely during it's flowering seasons and the flower twists as it gets bigger giving it a funky look - great as a cut flower. Will grow from FNQ to Northern NSW. Can be planted in full sun or part shade. Clumping variety of heliconia.

Price: $12.00

Bihai x Carabea Richmond Red Click Image To Enlarge

Bihai x Carabea Richmond Red

Richmond Red is one of the most popular cut flowers on the market because of its magnificent blood red colour and fantastic vase life. The foliage and flower stems can grow up to 3 motres in full sun and higher in shade. Great as a landscaping plant creating shade and screening, Richmond red flowers all year round. Will grow from FNQ to Northern NSW. Can be planted in full sun or part shade. Clumping variety of heliconia.

Price: $15.00

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Stricta Bucky

Stricta's tend to be more invasive than the bihais and carabeas. They are a lower growing crab claw with foliage not much over a metre in height. They have a fantastic vibrant pure red flower which is around that 30-50cm long. Lovely as a landscaping plant, they flower well and will fill an area quicker than some of the bigger crab claws which will remain more in a clump.

Price: $10.00

Stricta Dwarf Jamaican Click Image To Enlarge

Stricta Dwarf Jamaican

Dwarf Jamaican is one of the few true dwarf heliconias with a attractive small reddy pink crab claw flower. The leaf foliage main stem is red and this is carried through to some of the veins in the leaf. Plant foliage will grow to a maximum of around 1m and this heliconia enjoys being grown in a shaded spot. Dwarf Jamaican loves the cooler weather with it's main flowering season in Cairns being from May to August.

Price: $10.00

Champneiana Maya Gold Click Image To Enlarge

Champneiana Maya Gold

Maya Gold is one of the largest crab claws in the heliconia family. The flower is a magnificent gold colour with green along the bottom of the bracts. Maya Gold flowers during the warmer months so we usually see flower around christmas time. Foliage stems are attractive with red spots along the main stem. Clumping heliconia, this is a great landscaping and cut flower plant

Price: $20.00

Champneiana Maya Splash Click Image To Enlarge

Champneiana Maya Splash

Maya splash is one of the largest crab claws in the heliconia family. The flower is a magnificent gold colour with splashes of red as if it has been flicked with a paint brush. Maya Splash flowers during the warmer months so we usually see flower around christmas time. Foliage stems are attractive with red spots along the main stem. Clumping heliconia, this is a great landscaping and cut flower plant

Price: $20.00

Champneiana Maya Blood Click Image To Enlarge

Champneiana Maya Blood

Maya Blood is has a magnificent flower that is blood red in colour with lighter orange tones through some of the bracts. The flower is slightly smaller than Maya Gold and Splash but bigger than most Bihai flowers . Has several seasons during the year and flowers well in season. Clumping heliconia, this is a great landscaping and cut flower plant

Price: $20.00

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Carabea Red

Carabeas are characterised by large flowers with bracts that are close together - magnificent in shape and colour. Carabea Red is a pure blood red flower with foliage that will grow to upwards of 3 metres. Has flowering seasons during the year but flowers are usually confined to those times only. Fantastic as a cut flower, the dark red flower appearing through lush green creates a magnificent landscaping feature in any garden.

Price: $20.00

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Carabea Yellow

Carabeas are characterised by large flowers with bracts that are close together - magnificent in shape and colour. Carabea Yellow is a golden yellow flower with green along the base of the bracts. Has flowering seasons during the year but flowers are usually confined to those times only. Fantastic as a cut flower, the yellow flower appearing through lush green creates a magnificent landscaping feature in any garden.

Price: $20.00

Orthotrica Imperialis Click Image To Enlarge

Orthotrica Imperialis

Orthotricas are characterised by the light velvety fur coating both foliage and flowers. Flowers tend to have thinner bracts a very striking colours. Imperialis is characterised by it array of colour across the flower. Similar to Orthotrica Carnival in appearance, Imperialis has yellow base to the bracts rather than white. Very attractive flower that works well both as a cut flower and landscaping plant. Enjoys cooler weather growing particularly well down in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and surrounds.

Price: $18.00

Orthotrica She Click Image To Enlarge

Orthotrica She

STUNNING is probably the best way to describe this orthotrica. The flower is a magnificent bright pink with purple and green along the edges. Both the foliage and flower are covered by the light velvety fur coat. Best flowering in Cairns is during the cooler months making it a fantastic cut flower and landscaping plant for all areas from Cairns and the tropics down to Brisbane and northern New South Wales.

Price: $20.00

Orthotrica Strawberry and Cream Click Image To Enlarge

Orthotrica Strawberry and Cream

Strawberry and Cream has a fantastic bright red and white flower and both the foliage and flower are covered by the light velvety fur coat. Best flowering in Cairns is during the cooler months making it a fantastic cut flower and landscaping plant for all areas from Cairns and the tropics down to Brisbane and northern New South Wales.

Price: $20.00