Heliconias are very sensitive to cold and should never be exposed to temperatures below 15 degrees celsius or they will show signs of blackening.  Available in 2 major bloom structure types, Upright (or Erect )and Hanging (or Pendant.) Flowers between bracts should be removed before use in floral arrangements. Heliconias must be kept humid and occasional misting is recommended.  Heliconias have a vase life of 7 to 15 days with proper care