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|Positive ||kjeaaj ||On Jan 25, 2013, kjeaaj from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:
I planted several of these plants a few months ago in a shady part of our garden. I understand that they will eventually get 10+ feet. I am patiently waiting for privacy that they will someday give.
Does any one have experience growing these in mostly partly shady conditions? How fast do they typically grow given that they are properly maintained? They are about 2.5 feet tall now; How long should it take for them to be about 6 feet tall?
|Positive ||FrankSchena ||On Feb 28, 2011, FrankSchena from Miami, FL wrote:
There was already a huge mature plant in my Miami yard when I moved there in 2008. It blooms constantly, although less in summer. We had our coldest weather in 20 years last year, but it still kept going, but some of the leaves got tattered. The local spot-breasted and wintering Baltimore orioles come to sip nectar from the floweres. Also ruby-throated hummingbirds use it too.
|Positive ||TOMMARYANNE ||On Oct 8, 2009, TOMMARYANNE from Port Charlotte, FL wrote:
THE BRAZILIAN RED CLOAK IS A SPECTACULAR PLANT, BUT HOW DOES ONE CONTROL IT'S HEIGHT WITHOUT DESTROYING IT'S ABILITY TO PRODUCE BLOOMS THE FOLLOWING FLOWERING CYCLE?
|Positive ||MotherNature4 ||On Oct 29, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
They also last very well as cut flowers for arrangements.
|Positive ||Dutchlady1 ||On Feb 29, 2008, Dutchlady1 from Naples, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:
I'm very happy with this profusely blooming and striking plant; it gets full sun until the height of summer when it is shaded by the mango tree under which it was planted.
|Positive ||wilting_in_sac ||On Jan 31, 2008, wilting_in_sac from Sacramento, CA wrote:
Planted two last year and both were killed by an unusually cold Sacramento winter where we had 2 periods in the low 20s. Bought a new one last fall and so far, although it has dropped all its leaves, it's still alive down to 32 degrees and will hopefully come back in the spring. It tolerates but burns leaves in the direct afternoon Sacramento sun but seems to love the heat. It has been the home to a pair of very friendly mantises who camouflage perfectly against its leaves.
|Positive ||bburns50 ||On Oct 2, 2006, bburns50 from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Have had this plant for two years. First year it did not bloom. This year (second year) it started blooming in June and is still blooming (Oct.). It is beautiful. Required lots of water the first year. This year it has needed minimal water in filtered shade.
|Positive ||bonrig ||On Aug 27, 2006, bonrig from Saint Petersburg, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:
I planted 3 one gallon pots of these 2 years ago. They have now grown into a thick beautiful hedge 8 feet tall and about 10 feet wide. The flowers are beautiful and I have blooms all year long. Also, mine is grown in full sun.
|Positive ||jnana ||On Mar 15, 2005, jnana from South Florida, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:
|Positive ||beverlyf ||On Jun 2, 2004, beverlyf from Weimar, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I got this plant last year 2003, I am anxious to see it bloom this year. The plant is looking healthy and beautiful. Waiting for a bloom.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
San Marino, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Boca Del Mar, Florida
Boca Raton, Florida
Cape Coral, Florida
Coral Terrace, Florida
Delray Beach, Florida
Grove City, Florida
June Park, Florida
Juno Beach, Florida
Lake Belvedere Estates, Florida
Miami, Florida (2 reports)
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Port Charlotte, Florida (2 reports)
South Venice, Florida
Spring Hill, Florida
New Orleans, Louisiana
Houston, Texas (2 reports)