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Red Mangrove Rhizophora mangle

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On Sep 3, 2014, southeastgarden from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

In zone 9a, I’ve a second-year seedling in a container that doesn’t drain and stays flooded more often than not. Final winter, the temperature one evening dropped to 25 levels F. The water froze about 1/four inch deep across the seedling. I didn’t anticipate it to outlive nevertheless it confirmed no damage and added about ten inches to its top this yr.

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On Dec 21, 2009, maggiemayhaw from Hattiesburg, MS wrote:

I collected pink mangrove seed pods from the Deerfield Seaside in Florida this summer time. I planted them in clay pots & aquarium gravel with the pots partially submurged in an aquariuim stuffed with water & added marine aquarium salt on the identical ratio you’d for a marine fish aquarium. I positioned a hold on filter w/o filter materials on the aquarium……to simulate the ocean present. Within the So. Mississippi solar & humidity all however a couple of seeds flourished. I’ve sinced moved them indoors as temperatures within the low 40’s appear to trigger the leaves to unfastened tone. I’ve a aim to have a mangrove vivarium in an empty 60 gallon aquarium. I am making an attempt to create the look of an early key/island formation. My aquarium can be about half water & have rocks as a development base for the mangroves. I would really like… learn extra

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On Nov 1, 2004, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

The Pink Mangrove is native to the coastal lagoons, marshes, tidal swamps and wetlands from coastal north-central Florida close to St. Augustine and Cedar Keys southward by means of the Keys. It is a superb tree or shrub discovered close to lagoons and salt marshes in coastal areas and on the lagoon facet of barrier islands in addition to rising amongst salt marshes. It protects areas from flooding and gives shelter for wildlife with it is lengthy, arching prop roots anchoring the shoreline, stopping flooding and defending coastal areas and property from storms corresponding to hurricanes in addition to being extraordinarily ecologically vital to the central and southern coasts of Florida in addition to all through the Caribbean by offering vital shelter and nurseries for child fish corresponding to Snook, Bonefish, Tarpon, Ladyfis… learn extra

MORE FACTS – Salt-tolerant because it grows alongside saltwater lagoons, bays and tidal marshes. In Florida, intensive mangrove forests are discovered from Tampa Bay and Cape Canaveral southward. One nice instance the place these forests abound is within the southern tip of Florida in Everglades Nationwide Park – this instance is the Ten Thousand Islands, the place lots of of mangrove islands kind winding waterways, salt marshes and bays in Florida Bay and the Gulf the Mexico, spreading northwestward to Naples and Marco Island. The Ten Thousand Islands is essential to wildlife. Pink Mangrove is a superb plant when you reside alongside coastal areas, and when you do, and when you’ve got this plant, attempt to protect it nicely or plant it!

NOTES – Wants salty or brackish (salty and contemporary water), moist areas.

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On Aug 23, 2004, Phaltyme from Backyard Metropolis, MI (Zone 6b) wrote:

It is very attention-grabbing to discover a dialogue on this plant, I purchased a small one (a couple of 3″ prime container of superb gravel, have not appeared beneath). It has been rising and appears to be thriving though I did not put it outside this summer time, I solely obtained it in early spring. I have never had the slightest concept easy methods to deal with it.

I might recognize it if henry 10 would inform how his plant is doing.

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On Aug 22, 2004, Kylecawaza from Corte Madera, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

A ravishing tree. They’ll develop in Southern California as nicely, however solely in freshwater ponds. In locations like Riverside, they’ve been susptable to rot due to a periodic freeze, however in direction of the coast they truthful higher.

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On Sep 28, 2003, henryr10 from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

Additionally they make nice vegetation for these of us within the cooler climes.
We have now been rising one in a container for 2 years now.
We depart it out within the lavatory backyard for the Summer time and transfer it into the plant-room come Fall.
Grown this fashion they’re VERY sluggish rising and will be stored for a lot of, a few years.

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On Sep 28, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

Right here in Rio de Janeiro, they not often develop taller than 5 meters. However in Marajó Island, the place the Amazon River finds the Atlantic Ocean, there are timber over than 15m tall o.O You might stroll confortably by means of the aerial roots, so massive they’re.

This plant has additionally a excessive ecological significance, since its roots in water types an excellent protected surroundings the place many sea fish species lay their eggs, and the place they spend the early levels of their lives.

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On Jan 24, 2003, bermudiana wrote:

Grows alongside muddy shorelines. Produces a number of trunks and prop roots. Excretes salt by means of the prop roots. Seeds germinate on the tree, then fall into the water, are carried to a soily patch, the place they root.

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