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 located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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 Ceylon spinach

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 Ceylon spinach in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

55% Medium

Growing Ceylon spinach in Las Vegas right now

Light needs for plant Ceylon spinach in Las Vegas, Nevada

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Ceylon spinach in Las Vegas, Nevada

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.1% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Las Vegas is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Las Vegas is expected to decrease by 24.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.2 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Ceylon spinach in Las Vegas, Nevada

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Las Vegas is getting an average of 10.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of da…

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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..️

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


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.

When to repot Ceylon spinach

Nutrient needs for plant Ceylon spinach in Las Vegas, Nevada

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

November 27th, 2021

The growing potential in Las Vegas 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 a…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Ceylon spinach

Ceylon spinach

Ceylon spinach

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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