By Andrew Britten, ForemostCo®, Inc

What’s more tropical than a heliconia bloom? Bring that beauty to your customers with this season-extending crop.

Nothing feels more tropical to me than a stunning heliconia bloom. That isn’t quite right; heliconia do flower, but it is tucked away in the bracts that we love so much. I am sure everyone reading this has seen a cut flower arrangement or two with heliconia as the star. Cut heliconia can last up to a month.

Heliconia are in the genus Heliconiacaea, and approximately 200 different species have been cataloged. Most of the heliconia are native to tropical America, but there are some varieties originating from Indonesia to the Pacific Islands.

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