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|1||Portulaca, 9 O Clock (Peach) - Plant|
|2||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
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%
|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 careWater 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.
|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.
- 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?
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.
Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Attractive plants for pot culture
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Very nice plant but price is ok
Tuesday, 08 August 2017
Great plant..looked nice n fresh wen i received ..Highly recommend it!
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