Probably northern South America; widely cultivated for its attractive flowers and sometimes naturalized.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Not Native, Naturalized
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
Not Native, Cultivated Only
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Cultivated nearly throughout the Florida Keys. This has naturalized in other parts of Florida and could potentially naturalize in the Florida Keys.