Origin: South America
I photographed this flower in West Coast Park and I also found them growing at the upper level of Kentridge Park. My first impression was that this plant would be great to have in my garden because of the colourful appearance. Some condominiums have also planted them near the entrance to beautify it. It is truly an attractive plant to grow but I changed my mind after noticing that they do not remain in this state forever. They can grow out of shape and that means that I would need to do much maintenance work. Another unattractive feature of the flower is that it has a pungent smell. The indonesians have named this plant "chicken droppings" and I do not need to explain more.