On Jan 3, 2011, SouthernGal from Naples, FL wrote:
This plant is a show stopper! I recommend planting them in mass around the base of a tree or in large swooping planting areas. Every few years I get a crop of snails and have to put some bait down but they are still very controllable. Mine came from the Sarasota Garden Club grounds after downsizing the area under an oak. They remind me of when I lived there.
On Apr 20, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
These plants stack up when planted under trees. They flower in August and are beautiful for a few weeks. They are very showy here in central Florida. Mosquitos love to breed in them, so don't plant them close to the porch.
On Jul 11, 2006, Dinu from Mysore India (Zone 10a) wrote:
Wonderful plant to have. Does not ask for much attention. A farmer-friend told me that his father used to tell him that if banana peels are put into this plant (not the soil), it gives frequent blooms! He shared that information with me and I am going to try this season, 2006. The colour is a lovely shade of red, bright but not dark. The blue stigma and yellow stamens add to joy if looked from close range. Very striking!
On Oct 16, 2004, Delisa from Wildwood, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
This plant was a gift from a friend a few years ago. You can never have to many of them. I have never watered or fertilized and there are new plants that bloom every year. This plant is very bright red. One of my favorite all time plants. Plant DOES NOT have spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (3 reports) Los Angeles, California San Diego, California Bartow, Florida Big Pine Key, Florida Coral Springs, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida Homestead, Florida Jan Phyl Village, Florida Keystone, Florida Lutz, Florida Malabar, Florida Naples, Florida Oldsmar, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida Rockledge, Florida Safety Harbor, Florida Sebring, Florida South Daytona, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Tampa, Florida Utopia, Florida Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii Kapaa, Hawaii West Orange, New Jersey Caguas, Puerto Rico Brownsville, Texas Muniz, Texas Richmond, Texas