Sea Purslane Sesuvium Portulacastrum (Shoreline Purslane/Dampalit)
- Plant Care
Sea Purslane or Sesuvium Portulacastrum is a groundcover that is overgrowing. Sesuvium portulacastrum is a supple prostrate, evergreen perennial that forms the appearance of a mat of smooth trailing stems of reddish-green that branch out regularly. They are surrounded by succulent, fleshy, elliptic-ovate leaves that turn aged and yellow or in full sun. Pink flowers with a small, dazzling appearance are blooming more or less continuously all through the season.
Sea Purslane is a rapidly developing coastal groundcover or trailing vine with stems that tend to root at the nodes. It is easy to cultivate and can also be used as a groundcover for water-wise landscapes and seaside gardens. Sea Purslane can also be planted in containers or as a spiller with a texture or a very long trailing hanging basket plant.
Sesuvium portulacastrum, also known as Shoreline seapurslane, is a vigorous perennial plant found in coastal regions throughout the world. The name shoreline purslane often refers to it. It can grow up to thirty centimeters (12 in) tall, with large smooth stems as long as 1 one meter (3.3 feet) long. It is soft and glossy, with fleshy green leaves, either lanceolate or linear, with a range of 10-70 millimeters (0.39-2.76 in) long and 2-15 millimeters (0.079-0.591 in) broad. The flowers are purple or pink.
Sesuvium portulacastrum thrives in full sun to light shade.Average Water Needs. Water regularly, do not overwater.Thrives in sandy, dry, moist or wet, well-drained soils.15 – 35 °CSlow release and balanced fertilizer is good for the plant health.
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