A beautiful tree native to Colombia that blooms year-round with a habitat between 6,000 and 10,000 feet. It has large leather-like leaves with large flowers that open up red and turn purple and then lavender.The tree can be seen in the President´s residents in Bogotá. The climate in Bogotá is unique. The average high is 66 and the average low is 45, with only a few degrees of variation all year. Half the days of the year will have light rainfall at about 33 inches per year. Even in the chilly air many tropical and sub tropical plants do well here. In the states this tree probably could only survive on the central coast of California where it does not get hot and only occasionally freezes.