Heliconia indica

COMMON NAME

Red Leaf Heliconia, Striped Blood Banana

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Heliconiaceae

NOTES

Because of its island range, there are many forms of this species, each one spectacular as the next! The leaves range from green to various shades of red. Flowers are always green, which is an indication of bat pollination.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

South Pacific islands such as Vanuatu, Sulawesi, Indonesia, and New Caledonia

NATIVE HABITAT

Can take a slightly more arid condition compared to south American types

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

nparks.gov.sg

tropical.theferns.info



Heliconia indica