Shoreline Purslane 14cm

$14.00

Out of stock

14cm pot.

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Description

Sesuvium portulacastrum. Also known as Sea Purslane.  

This edible native ground cover can be eaten raw or steamed / blanched as you would vegetables.

It is very hardy, drought-tolerant and salt-tolerant, ideal for planting in areas near the coast. It is often used as a plant in dune revegetation / restoration. 

This perennial likes a sunny position in sandy soil and should grow to about 20cm high by over 1m wide. 

The plant requires little attention and has very few diseases and pests.

In the warmer seasons (year-round in some places), small pink flowers will appear, attracting bees and beneficial insects. The flowers are followed by seed capsules.     

The plant has been used in folk medicine to treat toothaches, kidney problems, scurvy (and lots more) and it has antibacterial properties. It’s also a rich source of a naturally occurring steroid called ecdysterone.

 

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Shoreline Purslane 14cm

$14.00

Out of stock

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