Plant Care Naupaka Kahakai

Naupaka Kahakai

Also known as

beach cabbage, beach cabbage, beach cabbage, sea lettuce, beach naupaka, naupaka kahakai, magoo, merambong, bapaceda or papatjeda, ngahu, Scaevola sericea and Scaevola sericea


Scaevola taccada

How to care for Naupaka Kahakai


How often to water your Naupaka Kahakai

Water needs for Naupaka Kahakai
0.5 cups
every 9

Naupaka Kahakai needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Naupaka Kahakai

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for beach cabbage in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Naupaka Kahakai: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Naupaka Kahakai love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Naupaka Kahakai does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Naupaka Kahakai in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Naupaka Kahakai

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Naupaka Kahakai: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Naupaka Kahakai after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Naupaka Kahakai is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Naupaka Kahakai

Naupaka Kahakai

Naupaka Kahakai

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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