Some of Costa Rica’s plants, like coffee and orchids, get the all the attention. But the truth is, the bushes, flowers and trees that cover the nation’s vast landscapes are all incredible. From rainbow-colored heliconias to the emerald-green epiphytes that drip from cloud forest trees, Costa Rica’s vibrant colors are owed in part to the nation’s spectacular plant life. Come with us on an exploration of Costa Rica’s most iconic and unique rooted species.
Heliconias are some of the most attractive and interesting plants in the tropics. They are easy to grow and their flowers last for a long time, therefore you find them everywhere from deep in the rain forest to peoples porches and gardens.