This beautiful species can often be found growing in near full sun environments in Oaxaca, Mexico amongst thorny scrub brush. Blushing the most vivid shade of red prior to blooming, its color is difficult to beat. Mature size is somewhere around 15" - 20" wide. This species does not like the cold and prefers to be very warm. Encouraging a harsher environment (reducing fertilizer, increasing heat and light) like that it is native to may provide more vibrant, rather than muted, colors when it begins to blush.