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|Positive ||Scogebear ||On Oct 22, 2009, Scogebear from Boca Raton, FL wrote:
I have 4-5 of these plants I put along the southern fence in my yard a few years ago. I've been happy with them. Required occasional watering the first couple years. They've died back the past two years after the weather went into the 40s. I cut them back a little and they came back nicely in the spring.
|Positive ||petenpalm86 ||On Oct 12, 2007, petenpalm86 from Lake Worth, FL wrote:
Mine are five feet tall, dense and grow in partial shade. They have survived 38F with no damage. Need a lot of water.
|Neutral ||inexplicable1 ||On Mar 2, 2007, inexplicable1 from Brandon, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
Still have mediocre effects of this plant. Have had it on the southern corner of my house under lots of bamboo. Maybe not enough sun.
|Positive ||BayAreaTropics ||On Oct 20, 2005, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:
Very attractive foliage plant. I grew one for years outdoors in full sun-plus it got some reflected warmth from a wall. And i was surprised at how well and fast it grew. It even bloomed-in February! Give it a very large pot or half barrel, plenty of water and lots of fertilizer. You will be the only one on the Bay Area block to have one.
This winter's week of near or lower than freezing temps killed one small Sanchezia-but not a second. My recommendation is to always take cuttings in the event of a cold winter; it's worth it. No other plant like this one around here.
|Positive ||Monocromatico ||On Apr 5, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:
This is an erect and semi-herbaceous shrub from Equator that can grow up to 2 meters tall when blooming.
It has gorgeous leaves, deep green with white main and secondary veins, making it look like a Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa). The floral spikes are apical, with red/orange/gold bracts protecting tubular yellow flowers that atract hummingbirds.
It likes full sun, regular watering, fertile soil and high temperatures.
The foliage and bloom make it a perfect plant for sunny and warm places.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Big Pine Key, Florida
Black Diamond, Florida (2 reports)
Boca Raton, Florida
Coral Springs, Florida
Fort Mc Coy, Florida
Lake Worth, Florida
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Zolfo Springs, Florida