Plant Care beach cabbage

beach cabbage

Also known as

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 beach cabbage


How often to water your beach cabbage

Water needs for beach cabbage
0.5 cups
every 9

beach cabbage needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Worth, 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 beach cabbage

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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

Plant care guide for beach cabbage in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

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Finding light for beach cabbage in your home

Light needs and placement for plant beach cabbage: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

beach cabbage love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Worth, Texas ⛅.

beach cabbage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize beach cabbage

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for beach cabbage: 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 beach cabbage after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

beach cabbage 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 beach cabbage

beach cabbage

beach cabbage

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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