On Feb 28, 2011, minpin3165 from Port Charlotte, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:
I SEE THAT LOTS OF FOLKS LOVE THIS PLANT IN FLORIDA. PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE AND DO NOT PLANTOUTSIDE. WE HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS WITH NON INDIGENOUS PLANTS/ANIMALS THAT WE NEED TO PLANT FOR THE REGION.
PLEASE GROW ONLY NATIVES, THEY DO SO WELL THAT YOU DONT NEED TO WATER OR FERTILIZE BUT YOU WILL SEE THE INCREDIBLE WILDLIFE COME TO YOUR YARD.
While it's true that every leaf that drops on the ground grows a new plant, I find it completely worth growing. The new plants are easily pulled and recylcled in my compost pile. This plant is easy to grow and provides beautiful greenery year round. The blooms are a pale rose color.
On Jun 12, 2007, mia01 from karachi Pakistan wrote:
In my region this plant is said to be helpful in treating kidney stones. In fact the local name given to it is 'patthar chatt' which basically means 'licks/dissolves stones'. The leaves are plucked and eaten fresh, or they are dried and used by 'hakeems' - practitioners of traditional medicine - in their practice.
New plants grow very easily wherever the leaves fall - I have some baby plants growing among the layers of my urn plant [aechmea]...nice but can become a nuisance!
On Apr 16, 2006, JaxFlaGardener from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I am growing this plant as a houseplant/greenhouse plant in NE Florida. It was grown from a single leaf I bought on eBay a few years back from a supplier in Hawaii. It makes an interesting potted plant with its sharply scalloped thick succulent-like jade green leaves. Like the other bryophyllums, it produces plantlets along its serrated leaf margins. A new plant can emerge from anyone of these plantlets when the leaf comes into contact with soil. I'm sorry to learn it has escaped into the wild in South Florida. It would not survive our winters in NE Florida and is thus not a threat here for becoming invasive. I have not yet seen my plant bloom, though it has now reached sufficient height (about 30 inches) that I think it may bloom this year.
On Feb 2, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:
This plant is listed as a Category Two Invasive by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC). This plant is spreading in natural areas in central and southern Florida and the Keys (zones 9a through 11). It is already naturalized in about 13 counties, including Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe (the Keys), Collier, Lee, Hendry, Sarasota, and Highlands counties. It can reseed quickly and spread into surrounding areas. It can also be difficult to get rid of. Please, DO NOT PLANT THIS PLANT IN FLORIDA.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Phoenix, Arizona Los Angeles, California San Diego, California Vista, California Bithlo, Florida Black Diamond, Florida Boca Raton, Florida Conway, Florida Haverhill, Florida Hollywood, Florida Loxahatchee, Florida Ocoee, Florida Pembroke Pines, Florida Seffner, Florida Spring Hill, Florida St Petersburg, Florida Utopia, Florida Warrington, Florida Western Springs, Illinois Greenwell Springs, Louisiana Little Ferry, New Jersey Mercerville-hamilton Square, New Jersey Trenton, New Jersey Middleton, Tennessee Austin, Texas Eagle Mountain, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Hallettsville, Texas Houston, Texas Plano, Texas Port Arthur, Texas San Antonio, Texas