Rivina humilis

rouge plant


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 ft    Width: 1-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Fruit Color: fruit color      red


Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits


Recommended Uses:

Foundation plantings, small speciment plants. Of year-round interest since it has both blooms and fruits nearly all year.


This plant grows naturally is protected woodland locations. Its weak wood can break easily if exposed to wind or physical disturbance.


Seeds and cuttings.

Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam


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Seeds eaten by birds and other animals.

Native Habitats:

Woods. Moist and well-drained sand, loam, clay, or calcareous soils.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


The berries have been used for cosmetics, hence the name rouge plant.