Portulaca, 9 O Clock (Orange) - Plant

A truly beautiful low growing ground cover type plant is called the portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora), or sometimes known as the sun rose or moss rose
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1Portulaca, 9 O Clock (Orange) - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Portulaca

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Moss rose, Pigweed, Purslane
Maximum Reachable Height 8 inches tall, spreading up to one foot
Flower Colour This plant carry yellow, orange, red, and bright pink. White, cream colour
Bloom Time Summer season
Difficulty Level 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.

    Portulaca care

    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.

    Sunlight Full sunlight
    Watering When they are watered just a light watering will do as their root zone is very shallow.
    Soil Prefer sandy well drained soils.
    Temperature The plants can also be started indoor at 70 to 85F (21 to 29C).
    Fertilizer 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.

    Portulaca uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • 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

    Medicinal Use:

    • 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?

    Choose a 5-7 inches pot with a drainage hole and cover the drainage hole with a small stone. Put a few inches of soil in the new pot. Water your plant thoroughly. Put the plant in the pot in the center and add the soil. Do not overfill the pot the soil line should be about 1 below the top of the pot. Water the plant.

    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?

    Choose a 5-7 inches pot with a drainage hole and cover the drainage hole with a small stone. Put a few inches of soil in the new pot. Water your plant thoroughly. Put the plant in the pot in the center and add the soil. Do not overfill the pot - the soil line should be about 1 below the top of the pot. Water the plant.

    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 natural bright light / indirect bright light with some morning sunlight (3-6 hours).

    Is Portulaca an indoor plant?

    No, Portulaca is not an indoor plant generally it is a grown outdoor garden as well as in the hanging basket.

    How to prune Portulaca plants?

    Prune your Portulaca plant by cutting or pinching the branches, when it trails down the side of a container.

    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 but the ideal soil temp for the sowing of Portulaca seed is 25 to 30-degree celsius.



    Reviews

    Wednesday, 27 November 2019

    Dose u give instructions on how to maintain them??

    Vijay Suma

    Wednesday, 30 August 2017

    Does best in rich, well-draining soil.

    Jyoti Dhingra

    Wednesday, 12 July 2017

    Great plant for a green gift

    HC
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