PlantsSesuvium→Sea Purslane (Sesuvium portulacastrum)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

photo by Forest & Kim Starr

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Another Florida Beach Plant by sedumzz Jul 12, 2021 3:08 PM 1
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Jan 20, 2022 1:20 PM 12,608
Why are these plants such a mystery? by purpleinopp Aug 30, 2014 9:12 AM 5
flowers at the beach by piksihk Aug 21, 2013 9:09 AM 3
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Oct 10, 2020 8:42 PM 133

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