Plant – Sea Grapes

Jamaica Mon 227

Jamaica is one of my favorite destinations. I am in love with the tropical foliage and trees that grow in the warm climate. My favorite plant is the gorgeous sea grape bush. When we visit we stay in a resort with beautiful gardens. The walkways are lined with Sea Grape bushes. The brilliant lime green leaves are large and leather-like, bisected by a brilliant magenta vein. I wanted to take one home with me, or some seeds, but it is illegal to do so.

I thought I had found a solution and purchased some seeds from Florida, where sea grapes also grow. To buy a plant is rather pricey.

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I wish I had not bothered. In this informative article, Sea Grapes, I read that the seeds of sea grapes cannot withstand storage. I will plant them anyway, but I feel a bit disheartened before I even try. I think I am going to have to go the more expensive route and buy a sea grape plant if I want to grow this beautiful shrub as a houseplant.

Here’s a little more information on Sea Grapes: Sea Grapes

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