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Sea Grape Plants
If you live near a tropical beach in Florida, you've probably seen plenty of sea grape plants! This plant cannot tolerate any cold but it can tolerate sand and salt. It makes a tall, handsome indoor statement or in container gardens that come inside in cooler weather.
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Sea Grapes or Coccoloba gets its name from the grape-like fruits that are borne in clusters. Sea Grape Plants produce edible fruits that can be eaten raw but are best used in jams and jellies. If you've spent any time in Florida, you have surely seen this plant. In the north, coccoloba uvifera can be grown indoors but will not produce large clusters of fruit.
|Mature Height:||4 to 5 Feet in containers, 35 - 50 feet in outdoor native environment|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 Feet in containers, 20 - 30 feet in outdoor native environment|
|Classification:||Tropical, evergreen perennial|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to partial shade|
|Fruit||Green to reddish, grape like, edible|
|Foliage:||Green round disks, up to 37 inches in diameter, young leaves are red|
|Soil Condition:||Sandy to average soil, very well draining|
|Water Requirements:||Moderate, very salt tolerant|
|Uses:||Tall ornamental houseplant, great for patio container gardens, attracts pollinators and birds|
How to Care for Sea Grape Plants
Before you buy a Sea Grape Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
What is the best light for Sea Grape Plants?
Coccoloba uvifera plants prefer bright sunlight but can tolerate the partial shade of a well-lit room.
How do I water my Seagrape Tree?
Sea grapes are drought tolerant. Water until well established, then only when needed. Check the soil by pressing your finger an inch down, and water when it is dry to the touch.
Do I need to prune Coccoloba sea grapes?
Sea grape plants will grow into tall, single-stem trees in their native tropical beach environments. If using in a windbreak hedge or as an ornamental shrub outside, pruning in the late spring will help control the height and shape to be more shrub-like. This plant can withstand lots of pruning - cut stems at a 45 degree angle with clean shears. Do so with a manual tool so as to not damage the leaves. In an indoor environment or container garden, pruning to control the shape and regulate resources should be to your liking.
What kind of potting soil is best for an indoor sea grape?
While outdoor sea grapes can do well in sandy salty environments, indoor sea grape plants would be happiest in a potting mix with lots of drainage. You can use Espoma cactus soil or a 50/50 mix of bonsai soils or cactus soils and regular potting soil, so that your sea grape tree receives the right amount of drainage and nutrients.
Sea grapes grow outdoors in zones 9 - 11 as lush, leafy plants that are evergreen in their natural habitat. They are very adaptable to full sun or light shade and even drought-like conditions in sandy soil. Cocoloba plants are tolerant of salt spray, drought, wind, and any number of soil conditions. Outdoors they typically reach heights of between 10 to 12 feet and between 6 to 8 feet wide.
Indoors the Flowering Sea Grape prefers bright light conditions by a sunny window or sliding glass door during the cooler months. It can be moved outside to a full-sun patio in the late spring through mid-fall, where it will be happiest. The leaves of sea grapes are similar in shape to fiddle leaf Fig Trees and can be used as a replacement for those with brighter sun or those that have had bad luck with fiddle leaf figs.