Plant Care Ceylon spinach

Ceylon spinach

Also known as

Suriname spinach / potherb fameflower, Waterleaf, Cariru, Gbure, Surinam purslane, Philippine spinach, Florida spinach, Potherb fameflower, Lagos bologi and Sweetheart


Talinum fruticosum

How to care for Ceylon spinach


How often to water your Ceylon spinach

Water needs for Ceylon spinach
0.5 cups
every 9

Ceylon spinach 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Ceylon spinach in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ceylon spinach: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Ceylon spinach may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Ceylon spinach

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

Care Summary for Ceylon spinach

Ceylon spinach

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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