I just love the colors and patterns of this plant. Itīs in full bloom here at home. Rio de Janeiro, early spring.
Close up of the flower, showing the petals and reproductive organs in the middle. Rio de Janeiro, early spring.
Here you can see a bumblebee on the petal, collecting nectar and pollinating the flower. Itīs the most common polinator of this species. The petals and stamens seem to be projected for this specific bee. Rio de Janeiro, early spring.
Grown potted in 60% shade, Hawaii. Pic taken just after dawn.