Red Mangrove

FloridaRed Mangrove
In Fernandina Beach, FL onshore wind events that last several days wash in some pretty interesting things from the gulf stream. Two years ago I found this Red mangrove propagule while collecting material for “Carapace and Shell” and some yet to be completed pieces. For several months the thing showed no promise whatsoever, but I couldn’t think of any reason why it shouldn’t grow so I stashed it in an out of the way corner of my laundry room. Any growing tips from someone familiar with these plants would be greatly appreciated.

It’s slow going, but I’ve become attached to it and I can’t think of a better representation of Florida than a Red mangrove growing a little too far north in an orange juice container that used to have a juice blend made from a mix of local and Brazilian oranges.

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