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 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 located in Houston, Texas.

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

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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.

Plant care guide for Naupaka Kahakai in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

57% Medium

Growing Naupaka Kahakai in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Naupaka Kahakai in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Naupaka Kahakai in Houston, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.6% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 19.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Naupaka Kahakai in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Houston is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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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 🚫.

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

When to repot Naupaka Kahakai

Nutrient needs for plant Naupaka Kahakai in Houston, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Houston is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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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 your location in Houston, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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