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Red Hot Poker, La Cocha, Colombia Introduced, this is taken in the botanical garden of our hotel, situated at the La Cocha Lagoon. We were surprised a flower like this survives in these conditions where temperatures swing from sub zero to +30C within a single day. 

From Wikipedia I learned plants/flowers are sometimes scaled by hardiness, which means the minimum temperature they can tolerate. This one has a hardiness from zone 5-10:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardiness_zone#/media/File:USDAHardiness_2012-2015_Scale.jpg

So if I understand this scale correctly, it can tolerate up to -28C. Tough plant!

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