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Sea purslane - Shoreline Purslane

Sesuvium portulacastrum

SKU 450




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10cm - 15cm

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Plant Care


During summer, Water daily or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. During Winter season water once in 2 days or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times, but do not overwater as this will cause brown spots and leaf drop. Curly or dry leaves suggest, the plant is dry and needs watering. Water in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. Always check your soil before watering.


During summer season keep the plants in shaded area and during winter season plants can withstand direct/indirect light.


During summer season or when the temperature is above 45°C place the plant in shaded area. During winter season or the when the temperature is below 45°C the plants can be directly placed in direct/indirect sunlight.


Apply liquid fertilizer or slow release fertilizer once in 15 days. Always fertilizer the plants during the morning hours when the temperature is low. For best results use Folikraft ready to use Outdoor Plant Food / Flower Booster.

Plant Bio

Sea Purslane, scientifically known as Sesuvium portulacastrum, is a salt-tolerant, creeping perennial plant commonly found in coastal areas. Here's a description and care guide for Sea Purslane:


Appearance: Sea Purslane has succulent, fleshy leaves that are green to reddish-green in color, often turning reddish-purple under stressful conditions. The leaves are smooth, spoon-shaped, and grow in opposite pairs along the stems. It produces small, inconspicuous pink or white flowers.

Habitat: It is a halophytic plant, meaning it thrives in salty environments such as salt marshes, beaches, and coastal areas with sandy or rocky soil.

Care Guide:


Sea Purslane thrives in full sun and can tolerate partial shade. It grows best in locations where it receives ample sunlight.


It prefers sandy, well-draining soil with good aeration. Sea Purslane is adapted to tolerate saline or sandy soils found in coastal regions.


While Sea Purslane is relatively drought-tolerant once established, it benefits from regular watering in its initial stages. Avoid overwatering, especially in heavy or poorly draining soils.

Salt Tolerance:

As a coastal plant, Sea Purslane is adapted to saline conditions. It can withstand salt spray and occasional inundation by seawater.


Sea Purslane can be propagated through seeds or stem cuttings. Collect seeds or take stem cuttings from healthy plants and place them in well-draining soil to root.


This plant requires minimal maintenance once established. Prune or trim as needed to control its spread or to remove dead or damaged parts.

Environmental Adaptability:

Sea Purslane is resilient and adaptable to various environmental conditions, including high temperatures, salt exposure, and drought.

Edible Uses:

Sea Purslane is edible and is used in some cuisines, often in salads or cooked as a vegetable. However, ensure that plants are sourced from clean, uncontaminated areas before consuming.

Sea Purslane is valued not only for its ability to grow in harsh coastal environments but also for its ecological importance in stabilizing sandy soils and providing habitat and food for various wildlife. As a low-maintenance and salt-tolerant plant, it can be a suitable addition to coastal gardens or landscaping in regions with similar environmental conditions.

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