rubber-vine, mangrove rubber-vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: white,NA
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Grow on a trellis, but keep it fairly short to keep the flowers at a level where they will be enjoyed. Can be grown as a container plant.
Propagation: Establish from seed or by division of suckers. Colonial from underground suckers, may require some root and stem pruning to keep it suitable in size. Pruning encourages flowering. May require substantial water during establishment, but then fairly drought tolerant.
Availability: Specialty providers
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)
May be associated with certain sphinx moths.
Native Habitats: Fringes of mangrove swamps.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: