Ideal for landscapes around beach homes or tropical areas with sandy soil, the seagrape is a virtually maintenance-free plant. The seagrape is drought and salt tolerant, making it a sturdy but attractive plant to use for hedges, screens, or even as shade trees. This plant can get up to 30 feet tall, so plant it in an area where it has plenty of room to grow and expand. The large, round, green leaves have red veins adding an exciting twist to the color scheme of the plant. The baygrape, as it is also called, gets small white flowers that eventually turn in to round green bunches of fruit that resemble traditional grapes.
Seagrape is happy in full sun but can take dappled sunlight for part of the day. Water it regularly until it is established and then only as needed. This plant can tolerate almost all kinds of soils but thrives in sandy, well-drained soils since it is native to the coast. Fertilize with a well-balanced fertilizer three times a year starting in the spring.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Adds excellent texture and and exotic look to a tropical garden
Racemes of small white flowers that turn into bunches of sea grapes
Water regularly until established, then as needed
10 and above
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
Full sun, some partial sun is acceptable
25-30 feet tall if not pruned
In zones 9 and lower, use as a container plant or as an annual in the landscape
Agave, hibiscus, philodendron