How to grow Salicornia europaea

Salicornia europaea grow and care – herbaceous succulent of the genus Salicornia also known as Common glasswort, Salicornia europaea perennial evergreen or annual plant, edible plant but mostly used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and grow in hardiness zone 3-10 (as annual) 10-11(as perennial)

Stems edible color green in stick like shape, can used in soap or as salt.

Salicornia europaea flower

Flower color yellow, very small and insignificant.

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How to grow Salicornia europaea growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do so

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring (as annual) / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead parts

Size of the plant?
20-40cm, 8-16 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers very small and insignificant

Edible stems

Stems harvesting season:
As perennial all year in colder spring, summer, autumn

How to harvest the stems?
After the plant establish can be harvest

Information about stems:
Color green in stick like shape

Uses of Salicornia europaea stems:
Like a salt

Scientific name:

Salicornia europaea

How to grow Salicornia europaea

Salicornia europaea plant care

Salicornia europaea


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Stem / Wood
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Herbs
  • Spices
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9