Food Plants International - Plant Fact Sheets Heliconia rostrata - Hanging Lobster Claw
Edible portion : Root
A herb. It keeps growing from year to year. The leaf stalks can be 7 m long and look like banana leaves. The leaves are 1-2 m long. The flowers hang downward. The bracts are yellow with green tips. They are like a parrot's beak.
It is a tropical plant. It grows in areas with good moisture and soil.