This flower opened seven days ago when the temperature was down to 38f. While many local growers brought there plants in to warmer locations, this plant stayed out in the garden. It seems to be doing fairly well.
This plant is more attractive then the ones found in the jungle. Growers took the best of the wild plants and crossed them and then the best of those plants were crossed again. Thus each generation produces slightly improved flowers. Now we have an orchid that looks like it's on steroids. Now days most people buy the improved species and shun the wild plants. Hopefully the wild plant will not be lost in jungle.