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.
Portulaca flowers are beautiful growing around the stones of a garden path with their mix of beautiful colours of pink, red, yellow, orange, deep lavender, cream and white. Portulaca plants are native to Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Portulaca flowers are easy to grow and enjoy.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Moss rose, Pigweed, Purslane
Maximum Reachable Height
8 inches tall, spreading up to one foot
This plant carry yellow, orange, red, and bright pink. White, cream colour
Easy to grow
Planting and care
Water the plant only when the top of the soil is dry, as portulaca is a drought-tolerant plant that thrives in dry, desert-like soil.
Fertilize portacula every other week, using a liquid fertilizer with a balanced ratio such as 20-20-20.
Alternatively, apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in midsummer.
Pinch off wilted blooms to prevent the plant from self-seeding.
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.
Portulacas love it hot and dry. You can plant them in poor, even sandy, soil. They also adapt to average garden conditions.
Just give them full sun and any well-drained soil. Water them after planting and watch them go. They ll grow 4 to 8 inches high and spread 6 to 18 inches. You don t even have to deadhead.
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.
When they are watered just a light watering will do as their root zone is very shallow.
Prefer sandy well drained soils.
The plants can also be started indoor at 70 to 85F (21 to 29C).
There s no need for fertilizer with the portulaca, as it will do fine on its own.
Portulaca special feature
Moss rose is a beautiful, bright coloured, low growing annual that blooms all summer long with little or no care required.
It is one of 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
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
Frequently Asked Questions
How to plant Portulaca grandiflora?
To plant Portulaca grandiflora consider the following points
1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight a day. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).
Are Portulaca plants perennials?
Yes, Portulaca plant is a perennial plant.
Is Portulaca an ice plant?
Yes, Portulaca is an ice plant.
How to plant Portulaca in pots?
1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field.
When do you plant Portulaca?
You can plant the portulaca throughout the year where the 25 to 30 degree Celsius temperature is available.
Can you plant Portulaca in the ground?
Yes, you can plant Portulaca in the ground.
Where to plant Portulaca?
You can plant Portulaca in the pot as well as in the ground where it will get 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight a day.
How to prune Portulaca plants?
Prune your Portulaca plant by cutting or pinching the broken, dead, dying, or damaged branches by using clean cutting shear.
What is Portulaca plant?
Portulaca is a succulent flowering plant of family Portulacaceae.
When to plant Portulaca seeds?
You can plant the Portulaca seed generally in the spring season (Feb-March).
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Dose u give instructions on how to maintain them??