Saturday, August 10 2019

Lobster Claw Plant

The Lobster Claw Plant (Heliconia rostrata) has large, brightly colored bracts that cluster up a stem. Also called parrot flower and also has tiny flowers covered by the showy bracts. It’s not native to Florida, it’s from Central and South America but grows well in SWFL. Naturally they can grow to 15 feet but in landscapes probably only reached 3 to 6 feet tall.