General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by enthusiasts.
N/A; a vine with stems to 10 feet or more in length.
Miami-Dade and Collier counties and the Monroe County mainland; West Indies.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist, well-drained limestone soils, with humusy top layer.
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Light shade to full sun.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for birds.
Can be grown from seed.
Miami-Dade County Landscape Manual
See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).