Growing Portulaca is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know how to grow and care for Portulaca plant, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely low growing pink flowers.
What makes it special:
- One of the best attractive flowering plants.
- Low maintenance plant.
- Perfect eye catching flowering plant for outdoor garden.
||Portulaca, 9 O Clock (Pink) - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
This product does not have the flowers at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and it could be of pink colored flower. The genus Portulaca belongs to Portulacaceae family, they are native to Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.
Plants are dwarf with trailing habit, Leaves are cylindrical and fleshy, small and pointed, and branches are round and succulent. Flowers are with brilliant colors available in shades of white, purple, yellow, red, pink, orange, lavender, and crimson etc.Flowers open late in the morning and close in the afternoon and they are closed on cloudy days also. Sunny situation are necessary for growth and flowering.Portulaca flowers are truly beautiful in various garden and landscape settings and have been used to beautify old structures and stone walkways, as they grow well in the old cracks in the structures where winds have deposited just enough soil to support them.Just give them full sun and any well-drained soil. Water them after planting and watch them go.If plants get scraggly, you can cut them back. Don t fertilize too much; it will encourage plants to produce thick foliage but fewer flowers.
||6 inch (15 cm)
||4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Moss rose, Pigweed, Purslane, 9 Oclock plant, Mexican rose, Rock rose.
|Maximum Reachable Height
||20 centimeter tall, spreading up to one 30 centimeter
Planting and care
Morning sunlight of 3-6 hours a day is ideal for flowering and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day.SoilThe soil should be well drained fertile and rich in organic content for growing Portulaca plant.WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.Do not overwater the plant.As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening.Plant ProtectionPinch off wilted blooms to prevent the plant from self-seeding.Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.Check portulaca often for aphids, tiny, green insects that gather on the undersides of the leaves or at the joints of the stems and leaves.DontsDo not overwater the plant specially when pot doesnt have drainage hole.Avoid applying water on flowers it may cause fungus infection.
Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.Keep the plant in artificial bright light.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Natural bright light with morning sunlight(3-6 hours)
||Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
||Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content
||20-30 Degree Celsius
||Apply any organic fertilizer, but not mandatory
Portulaca special feature
Moss rose is a beautiful, bright colored, low growing annual that blooms all summer long with little or no care required.It is one of the very few annual succulents.
- Plant moss rose in a container or hanging basket and let it spill over like a sedum
- Use moss rose as edging at the front of borders or in the cracks in a rock wall, or the spaces between stepping stones or as a ground cover
- The entire plant is depurative
- It is used in the treatment of hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver with ascites, swelling, and pain in the pharynx
- The fresh juice of the leaves and stems is applied externally as a lotion to snake and insect bites, burns, scalds, and eczema
- Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines