At The Flower Garden our Professional experienced florists supply The Most Popular Gold Coast Flowers and send them all over Australia. Most of our products can be delivered to any town or suburb in Australia. As the largest family owned florist on the Gold Coast, we know what we are doing. We’re working with flowers all day, every day, and we absolutely love it! There are some flower requests we see more than others, though, because they are so popular with our customers.

Crab Claws are in stock now

The Humble Heliconia Crab Claw is in stock now at The Flower Garden

Crab Claws are Probably the best known tropical cut flower, heliconias are big, brightly coloured flowers that look great in large arrangements. They come in three main types: the large glossy crab claws, pendulous Sexy Pink, or more delicate parrot flowers. They are often sold with their glossy attractive leaves, which can either be used with the flower or separately in other arrangements. The coloured ‘flowers’ are actually bracts,  the small true flowers can sometimes be seen peeping out between the bracts.

Heliconias come in a range of colours,  mostly red, yellow, or orange, sometimes with green stripes. The ‘Sexy Pink’ range are pink, but can also be red. The Flower Garden currently has some huge stunning pink Crab Claws, but get in fast numbers are limited.

The Flower Garden receives Crab Claws from Northern NSW however they are mostly grown in tropical areas in QLD, and to a lesser extent in the Northern Territory. Imported heliconia come mostly from Hawaii, Indonesia or Malaysia.

How to Care for your Crab Claws once you get them home

  1. Never refrigerate.
  2. Recut at least 2 to 4cm off each stem with sharp secateurs and place in water immediately.
  3. Preservative is optional.
  4. Replace water every day – these large flowers are thirsty.
  5. Misting is recommended as they like high humidity.
Interesting Facts about this Crab Claws

In the wild heliconias are an important food source for hummingbirds.

Botanical Name: Heliconia caribae, H. rostrata, H psittacorum

Common Names: Crab Claw

Stem Length: 30 to 100 cm

Country of Origin: Central America

Available Colours: Pink, Red, Yellow

Season: Summer,Autumn,Winter,Spring

Availability: almost all year round

Looking for something new and special to send to someone you love? The Flower Garden will help you find the perfect flowers! Get in touch with our Professional Gold Coast Florists today and let us give you some suggestions. Whether it’s one of the above classics or a flower you’ve never heard of before, we’re sure to find you something special. Get in touch with our team today at 6/97 Ashmore Road Bundall, QLD 4217, or call us on 07 5526 9660, and email us

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