Plant Care Scaevola Taccada

Scaevola Taccada

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 Scaevola Taccada


How often to water your Scaevola Taccada

Water needs for Scaevola Taccada
0.5 cups
every 9

Scaevola Taccada needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Washington, District of Columbia.

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 Scaevola Taccada

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 Scaevola Taccada in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

46% Low

Growing Scaevola Taccada in Washington right now

Light needs for plant Scaevola Taccada in Washington, District of Columbia

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Scaevola Taccada in Washington, District of Columbia

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 27.3% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Washington is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to decrease by 27.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.4 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Scaevola Taccada in Washington, District of Columbia

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Washington is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of d…

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Finding light for beach cabbage in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Scaevola Taccada: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Scaevola Taccada 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 Washington, District of Columbia ⛅.

Scaevola Taccada does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Scaevola Taccada

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

When to repot Scaevola Taccada

Nutrient needs for plant Scaevola Taccada in Washington, District of Columbia

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Washington is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best …

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Difficulty Level

Scaevola Taccada 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 Scaevola Taccada

Scaevola Taccada

Scaevola Taccada

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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