General Landscape Uses:
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.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
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.