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Red Twist Heliconia

Heliconia tortuosa

Cold hardy heliconia known for its twisted red flowers.

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Small tuberous shrub with huge leaves, up to several feet long.


Has mild cold hardiness, to at least 32F, and the tubers will probably survive a few degrees lower.

Growing Environment

Grows best in shade or filtered sun. Water regularly, protect from extreme low humidity.


By seed and root cuttings.


Grown as an exotic ornamental in tropical and subtropical climates, both for its flowers and its foliage.

Native Range

Native to Central and South America.

Related Species

Heliconia tortuosa
Red Twist Heliconia