Portulaca Grandiflora - 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 Grandiflora - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Portulaca Grandiflora

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.

The reddish stems and the bright green leaves are thick and soft and juicy. The leaves are cylindrical, about an inch long, and pointed on the tips. 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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Moss rose, Nonia, Portulaca
Maximum Reachable Height 8 inches
Flower Colour Yellow, orange, red, bright pink, White, and cream color
Bloom Time Summer season, Rainy 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 Grandiflora 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 85 degrees F (21 to 29 degrees C).
    Fertilizer There is no need for fertilizer with the Portulaca, as it will do fine on its own.

    Portulaca Grandiflora 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 Grandiflora 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.



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    Thursday, 23 January 2020

    Nice plant. team is also always ready to help. Go for this if you are interested in buying a online plant. you wont be disappointed.

    LINTA

    Monday, 25 November 2019

    M vry hapy wid d plants..... its so b ful ...... just want to know how often have to sprinkle water in it..

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Thursday, 21 November 2019

    Worth Money. Good Product

    Irshadahmad Khan
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