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Also known as Sarcostemma clausum
|Size:||20-30 ft ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Trellis or fence|
|Considerations:||This is an extremely aggressive vine. It can grow into mats that cover shrubs and small trees.|
|Propagation:||Seeds or cuttings.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||-|
|Soil pH:||Alkaline to mildly acidic|
Larval host for monarch (Danaus plexippus), queen (Danaus gilippus), and soldier (Danaus eresimu) butterflies. Apparently not a monarch favorite.
Nectar plant for these and other butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Moist sites such as edges of wetlands.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures