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Uncle Gecko, the heliconia farmerHeliconia

Beautiful and exotic - Heliconia are stunning and dramatic, but prone to browning if they are bruised or scratched. Unless you are planning on a large display, stick to the medium and smaller varieties. Some varieties are more affected by seasonal blooming and loss of blooming due to weather conditions. We will substitute when necessary. The lighter and smaller the heliconia, the easier to arrange. Plan on large vases and some foam and tying for the largest heliconias. Add a lot of larger foliage, areca palms, monstera, some ti-leaves, and smaller foliage to fill. 


When to order - Shipping & delivery information
 

  Ordering Deadlines:   

Leis, flowers and foliage orders must be received by 3 days before delivery.
Some leis require a week's notice.
We deliver to the West Coast Tuesday-Friday, on the date you specify.
We deliver to the Midwest and East Coast Wednesday-Friday, on the date you specify
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Packaged... Each flower head is cushioned in layers of newspaper shreds
Durability Low to medium. Shows bruising and scratches easily.
Lasts... 7 days, orthotrica 7+
Availability Year-round for parrot's beak, other varieties may be scarce in winter and spring
Colors Reds or orange with green are the most common colors.
Ease of arrangment Hard to medium:  Plan on large vases and some foam and tying for the largest heliconias. Larger sizes will crush smaller flowers and tip vases.
How well do they ship? FAIR
Match with... Smaller varieties are fine with any other flower.  For larger: add a lot of larger foliage, areca palms, monstera, some ti-leaves, and smaller foliage to fill. 
Care? EASY: Cut stems, keep out of heat and drafts.

Lobster Claw heliconia

Orthotrica heliconia Hanging heliconia

Larger heliconia
Prices are per stem

Lobster Claw

Orthotrica
(high color, long-lasting)
Hanging heliconia
Small:   $5.00   Small:   $6.00      
Medium: $7.00  Medium: $8.00   $7.00   

Large:    $9.00   

Large:   $10.00 

     
 

Tropica heliconia  Tropica heliconia

Parront's Beak heliconia (psittacorum) 

Medium heliconia Small heliconia
Prices are per stem
Tropica
(flower head 4" by 5" average)

Parrot's Beak
(flower head 4" by 1.5" average)

$2.50 $1.60

      


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