Heliconia rostrata, Lobster Claw Heliconia

(7 customer reviews)
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Go Exotic with Color and Form

The Lobster Claw Heliconia showcases its unique claw-like flowers in vibrant hues of orange to red to yellow. A favorite of hummingbirds, this plant is sometimes mistaken for a Bird of Paradise. It’s also sometimes called the Parrot Flower, with tiny flowers covered by showy bracts.

When you’re thinking about the right spot to plant it, make sure to allow adequate space. This Heliconia loves to spread, and can grow up to 6 ft. tall. The Lobster Claw does well in full sun or partial shade. They thrive in well drained, slightly acidic soil that stays constantly moist. As you might expect of a tropical plant, preferred growing conditions are humid and warm. Heliconias need regular attention – food and water – to keep their optimum appearance. They can thrive indoors, provided the humidity levels are right.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Mature Height

3 ft – 15 ft


3 ft – 4 ft

7 reviews for Heliconia rostrata, Lobster Claw Heliconia

  1. Timothy Shallahamer (verified owner)

    I’m in zone 7a and I winter 2 of these indoors. I’m going on 3 years with one and 2 on the other and have yet to get flowers, but they still add so much to the biamce of pool in the summer that I don’t even care about the flowers anymore. Beautiful plants. Also, my first purchase from Plantvine, now a multiple repeat customer 3 years later.

  2. Andrew Page (verified owner)

  3. Leslie Z. (verified owner)

    I received my Heliconia and it is absolutely perfect. It is big and healthy. It came perfectly packaged. I had never bought a plant from Plantvine ,but I will buy more .

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The plant arrived in great shape and is doing very well.

  5. Harry Landers

    After trying several times with rhizomes this is the first plant for me to try. The beautiful plant came with some yellow leaves but it was in shipment for several days and was a bit dry but a good soaking it enjoying some shade and I’m looking forward to seeing it grow and maybe some flowers!!

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pet safe alternative to bird of paradise