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Rhizophora mangle - Mangrove Tree

2 years old potted plant. This surprising tree that grows in sea water, forming thick stilt roots at the base.You can keep it for years in a bucket with soil and fresh water, as it does not really need any salt to grow. It will branch and form stilt roots and set fruits even in a large pot. Our plants descend from the populations in Subtropical Florida, exposed to occasional light frosts

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This is the famous red mangrove, a truly surprising tree that grows in sea water, forming thick stilt roots at the base. It is easy to grow and it does not really need any salt - you can keep it for years in a bucket with fresh water, or in a half-submerged pot. Our plants descend from the populations in Subtropical Florida, North of Miami, exposed to occasional light frosts.

Cultivation of a Red Mangrove

This tree will branch and form stilt roots even in cultivation, it can actually be kept as a potted shrub, about 2 m tall. Young mangroves will even flower in pots when about 4-5 years old.

Rhizophora mangle can take cool frost-free winters but it is a coastal species that grows fast only when minimum temperatures are above18 C, otherwise it just stays. It is better to keep it above 5 C in winter, because it is damaged by frost and should be protected even in Mediterranean Climates.

We offer a 2 years old potted plant, 40-60 tall.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 300cm & more
Botanical family Rhizophoraceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 10 ºC
Flowering Season Warmer Months
Plant type Woody
Color Green
Care Pot
Shape Trees
All orders arriving after 10th July will be shipped in September. This is due to the high temperatures in the month of August and possible delays caused by general holidays and reduced opening hours by the customs service, carriers, etc.