Rhabdadenia biflora

rubber-vine, mangrove rubber-vine



Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      white,NA
Phenology: evergreen
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
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: