Saint Lucia Floral Cooperative Society Ltd.

Heliconia

The local Heliconia produce beautifully sculptured blooms. They add a vibrant tropical touch to any floral display. Their shape gives the ap-pearance of leaping tropical flames in colours of yellow and orange. We offer many varieties of Heliconia including the red torch, and the golden torch.

Packaging: Each Heliconia will be placed in a 120cm (length) x 33cm (width) x 16 cm (height) box. They will be secured in moist shredded paper to en-sure safe handling. The heliconia will be layered and stabilized to pre-vent bruising.

Care and Handling: It is very important to immediately hydrate your heliconia upon receiv-ing them. Place them in a container of clean water. You will then want to trim the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife or pruning shears. Immediately place them in clean water after trimming to allow the flow of water through the stem. Make sure to change your water and trim the stems every 3 days. Keep your heliconia in a very shaded and cool environment. Moving them from different environmental ex-tremes may decrease the vase life. Avoid storing or placing blooms near fruits and vegetable as the ethylene gas released will age blooms prematurely.

Vase Life: 7-12 Days

Heliconia

Heliconia

Red Torch Heliconia

Red Torch Heliconia