Thank you to Andreas of Bogotá aka Quimbaya@Flickr for sharing today’s images of an Australian species cultivated in Colombia (original image 1 | original image 2). As noted by Andreas in the comments to his photographs on Flickr, the palms in the background are Ceroxylon quindiuense (if you’re curious – they’re not part of this series on Australian plants). Thanks again, Andreas!
The worldwide distribution of the Haemodoraceae, with representatives in Australia, Africa, Indonesia (east of the Wallace Line), South America and North America suggests a Gondwanan origin (Gondwana animation) for the plant family, with subsequent migration to North America.
The Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants and Australian National Botanic Gardens – Growing Native Plants both provide more information on tall kangaroo-paw in its native environment and in cultivation.