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Portulaca Oleracea, 10 O Clock (Pink) - Plant

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Portulaca Oleracea, 10 O Clock is an annual succulent in the family Portulacaceae.
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Portulaca Oleracea, 10 O Clock (Pink) Plant
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Description for Portulaca Oleracea, 10 O Clock (Pink)

Plant height: 0.7 - 1.2 inches
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches

P. oleracea is mostly annual, but it may be perennial in the tropics. Stems are purplish-red to green, forming mats. The leaves are fleshy. Flowers come in a group at the end of the stem. There are notched 4/5/6 petals.

Common name(s): Red root, Common purslane, Verdolaga, Little hogweed, Pursley
Flower colours: Pink
Bloom time: Summer to frost
Max reachable height: Up to 1 foot
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Set out at last frost date. This plant is ideal for hot, humid climates and rocky, difficult areas of the garden. It spreads branches so while planting 2 plants, keep the distance between them is about half feet.

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Poor to average, dry to moderately moist, well-drained soils
Water: Medium
Temperature: 10 to 38 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Portulaca Oleracea

  • Look for aphids, gnats, snails or slugs and apply cure on time.
  • Avoid moist soils.
  • Control the purslane by cutting the flowers off before the plants set seed.

Harvesting

Harvest whole plants by pulling them from the soil during spring.

Typical uses of Portulaca Oleracea

Special features: Edible, Groundcover, Flowers

Culinary use: The stems, leaves and flower buds are all edible. Purslane may be used fresh as a salad, stir-fried, or cooked as spinach.

Ornamental use: It is good for edging or ground cover for beds, rock gardens or along walks; containers or hanging baskets.

Medicinal use: It is used in Chinese traditional medicines.

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a603
  • https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/43609
  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/gardening-purslane-seeds-68591.html

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4 / 5 Yade Dirchi 02 July 2018
This plant is very easy to grow.
5 / 5 Anushka Rane Rele 30 June 2018
Excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though
5 / 5 Surbhi Garg 28 June 2018
Very much happy with the product and service. On time delivery with product being in perfect condition.
4 / 5 Asif rahman 28 June 2018
Got in good condition, found no problem, happy :)
5 / 5 Gaurav Narwania 25 June 2018
Excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though

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