Huh. I’m a bit bummed out. I had no idea that the Tigrida iDJ bought for me is a very, very short-lived bloom.
Every one is unique – see that strange tongue running down the petal? I have no idea of what use that might be… A bee landing-strip, like an orchid? I’m sure I will never know, having them so far from their South American home. They are undeniably beautiful, I just wish I had more time to appreciate my ‘jaguar flowers.’