Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also accent epiphtye.
Grown by enthusiasts.
4-6 inches in height; up to 10 inches in flower. Usually taller than broad.
Monroe County Keys north to Brevard, Osceola and Charlotte counties, but very rare north of Lake Okeechobee ; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and northern South America.
Moist forests and swamps.
Epiphytic; grows on the trunks and branches of trees and shrubs.
Low; it grows on nutrient poor substrate.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Tubular, lavender flowers emerge from pink bracts.
Semi-showy inflorescence, about 3" long.
Green to brown capsule with hairy, wind dispersed seeds.
Can be grown from seed and division.
Liza McCain, 2014 Big Pine Key, Florida, USA
George D. Gann, 2013 Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, USA
Roger L. Hammer
Liza McCain, 2015 Big Pine Key, Florida, USA
Keith A. Bradley
Gann, G.D., M.E. Abdo, J.W. Gann, G.D. Gann, Sr., S.W.
Woodmansee, K.A. Bradley, E. Grahl and K.N. Hines. 2005-2016. Natives For Your Neighborhood. http://www.regionalconservation.org.
The Institute for Regional Conservation. Delray Beach, Florida USA.