Sea Grape

Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera)

Seedlings, source seeds from Trade Winds Fruit, June 2016

These are cool plants. The leaves are very fleshy, like a succulent. But they are not succulents (actually part of the buckwheat family). The new leaves that come out are red and have really cool veining. They are slow growing, but seem to love the sun and heat. I started these as seeds in 2016. In 2017 I planted them in the ground in front of the pots on the east side of my pool, which are against a western facing block wall (reflected heat, afternoon sun). But the plants love this spot.