Rivina humilis

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Rouge Plant


Plant Specifics

Size:3-5 ft tall by 1-3 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms and fruits all year.
Noted for:Showy flowers, Showy fruits


Recommended Uses:Foundation plantings, small speciment plants. Of year-round interest since it has both blooms and fruits nearly all year.
Considerations:This plant grows naturally is protected woodland locations. Its weak wood can break easily if exposed to wind or physical disturbance.
Propagation:Seeds and cuttings. Self-seeds.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:



Seeds eaten by birds 


Insect pollinated.

Native Habitats:Woods. Moist and well-drained sand, loam, clay, or calcareous soils.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


Ethnobotany:The berries have been used for cosmetics, hence the name rouge plant.
General Comments:This species is listed as invasive in Australia.