The Seagrape is a shrub that's used to hanging out on coastal beaches. Large leathery round leaves that have lighter veining that can sometimes exhibit a maroon coloration. Luscious. Tolerant of wind and salt, so it’s normally seen planted in the South for dune stabilizers.
Light: Full sun to part sun
Water: Even moisture to dry to the touch
Environment: Native to coastal beaches throughout tropical America and the Caribbean
Toxicity: Not available
Habit / SIze: In their native habitat, they can grow 35–50’ high; sprawling habit
- In native climates, it would bear green fruit in late summer but this is unlikely indoors. Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants, and cross-pollination is necessary for fruit to develop.
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, help avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.