Its scientific name is heliconia latispatha, and it is also know as platanilla or wild plantain. They have a fleshy fruit in September - November, which is food for birds and mammals. The flowers and fruit grow up, like bananas.
Tomorrow, to build on this little series of some of the flowers at our condo that are tended to so well by Pablo, the gardener, I will show you how Pablo trims the bushes.
This week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site we are showing photos of the people and architecture of India. It is well worth a click and a visit.