These are some pictures of Erect Heliconia Flowers (Heliconia stricta) a little away from my house.
There are also other varieties of Heliconia which hang vertically downwards. It’s such a different flower by its unique shape which makes it appealing. Its petals resembles the shape of a lobster’s claw, and that may be the reason for its other name ‘Lobster Claw’.
It normally grows by itself in the wild and occupies a good area. The leaves are big and are very much similar to banana leaves.
Flowers are present throughout the year.
Scientific Name : Heliconia stricta
I think the one which hangs downward is more colorful and beautiful than this erect heliconia variety. They have yellow tips and more vibrant red color.. I hope I will be able to take some pictures of that too soon.