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Flowers of Martinique

Martinique doesn’t usurp its nickname of island of flowers. We love the bouquets of brightly colored tropical flowers. Grown in the north of the island, they can be found at markets, in boutiques, delivered over the internet… They can also be taken to metropolitan France, with a few precautions*.

Our growers have thought of everything, even the cardboard box in which your flowers are delicately preserved. And they can deliver directly to the airport on the day of your departure. On arrival, your bouquet of exotic flowers will remind you for several weeks of your stay in the West Indies…

The oiseau de paradis

Strelitzia reginae

His inflorescences of bright colors resembling an exotic bird’s head, hence its common name, with a bright orange huppe on a green beak edged in purple. The oiseau de paradis is very present in Martinique in both north and south. It is a plant grown exclusively for ornamental purposes that can grow up to 2 meters. Cut, it works wonders at the heart of bouquets.

The anthurium

Anthurium digitatum

The anthurium is an ornamental epiphytic tropical plant that is grown specifically for cut flower bouquets. A single anthurium bouquet can last for several weeks. The flowerscan be red, light or dark pink, white. The spadix (the fleshy spike) is most often yellow, but can also be pink. The Parc Naturel Régional de la Martinique is actively contributing to the revival of anthurium cultivation by experimenting with an alternative anthurium cultivation practice at Domaine d’Emeraude and Morne Rouge.

The alpinia

Alpinia purpurata

It’s the tropical flower par excellence,the star of bouquets. Native to Oceania, there are over 400 species of flowers in the same family. In Martinique, the alpinia rouge (also known as red ginger) is the most widespread, though there are also roses and even whites. Coming from a herbaceous plant that can grow up to 3 meters, the flower is used in most florists’ bouquets, as even when cut it retains its brightness and shine for almost 3 weeks!

The balisier

Heliconia caribea

Thebalisier flower is endemic to the mountain forests of the West Indies. You can discover this spectacular flower that ranges from yellow to the deepest red in its natural setting nestled in the hollow of gigantic leaves that can reach 4 meters in height. Jean Baptiste Dutertre described it in 1654 as follows: “from the middle of the stem emerges a flower as long as the arm and double row of small basins, which fit into each other to the end.”

The heliconia beacon

Heliconia rostrata

The heliconia beacon, native to northern South America, heliconia can be seen in its natural state in the rainforest but is also cultivated for exotic flower bouquets. The plant can reach 5 meters in height, its leaves (up to 1m50) and its flowers have the particularity of being drooping. Attracted by their nectar, hummingbirds pollinate heliconia.

We know that Native Americans used the leaves of the balisier tree in their daily lives: to wrap food, to serve as shopping bags and to cover their ajoupas (small shelters).

The china rose

Etlingera elatior

The china rose, this rhizomatous perennial from the same family as ginger is considered one of the most beautiful tropical flowers. It can reach up to 6 metres in height. The most common are pale pink or bright red, but white ones can also be found.

Other emblematic flowers are not part of the bouquets. They’re not cut flowers, but they light up Martinique’s landscapes with their dazzling colors along roadsides, in the heart of gardens and drawing the lively hedges of homes.

The hibiscus

Althaea frutexRed, pink, yellow, white, orange, plain or variegated, single or double, original or hybrid,thehibiscus comes inhedges, bedsor isolated shrubs. Its fragile flower is a marvel of refinement and delicacy. Hibiscus is planted forornamental purposesbut it also hasmedicinal properties.

The bougainvillier


The Bougainvillier (masc.) or bougainvillea (fem.), everywhere in Martinique its hedges enchant the eye with its inflorescences in dazzling colors: pink, purple, fuchsia, orange… Its name comes from the famous French navigator L.A. comte de Bougainville (1729-1811), commander of the expedition (1766-1769) during which the bougainvillea was discovered in Brazil.

The flamboyant

Delonix regia

This immense majestic tree native to Madagascar, encountered along the roads and paths of Martinique produces a multitude of fblossoms in spectacular clusters. Often red, hence the name flamboyant, they can also be yellow. The parasol-shaped tree can reach up to 10m in height.

* Please note that air transport of natural products is regulated. Here are the regulations: here.