Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also accent epiphtye.
Grown by enthusiasts.
6-12 inches in height. Usually taller than broad.
Sporadic from Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north to Indian River, Hendry and Collier counties. Very rare in Broward County; known only from Fern Forest Nature Center and Pond Apple Slough.
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:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Low; requires moist substrate and high humidity and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Green to brown capsule with hairy, wind dispersed seeds.
Can be grown from seed and division.
George G. Gann, 4 February 2014 In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
George G. Gann, 5 March 2015 In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
George D. Gann
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.