Heliconia Barbados (a/k/a Lobster Claw, Wild Plantain, or False Bird-of-Paradise). ("Heliconia Barbados") Compilation from Chrome research: Heliconias are tropical plants related to bananas, cannas and gingers. ("Heliconia, derived from the Greek word helikonios, is a genus of flowering plants in the Heliconiaceae. Wikipedia.") The unusual, beautiful flower blossoms, with multi-color bracts, are similar to and often mistaken for Bird of Paradise.