Portulaca Oleracea, 10 O Clock is an annual succulent in the family Portulacaceae.
||Portulaca Oleracea, 10 O Clock (Yellow) - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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.
||6 inch (15 cm)
||4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Red root, Common purslane, Verdolaga, Little hogweed, Pursley
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 1 foot
||Summer to frost
||Easy to grow
Planting and careLook 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.
Portulaca Oleracea 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.
||Poor to average, dry to moderately moist, well-drained soils
||10 to 38 degrees C
||Use any organic fertilizer.
||Harvest whole plants by pulling them from the soil during spring.
Portulaca Oleracea special feature
Edible, Groundcover, Flowers
Portulaca Oleracea uses
- It is good for edging or ground cover for beds, rock gardens or along walks; containers or hanging baskets
- It is used in Chinese traditional medicines
- The stems, leaves and flower buds are all edible
- Purslane may be used fresh as a salad, stir-fried, or cooked as spinach