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?

    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).



    Reviews

    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

    Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    Its been a month I bought this plant. It came with very few broken leaves but its growing fast now. Very happy with this one.

    Pawan Sharma

    Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    Is it a live plant?

    अखिलेश कुमार अवस्थी अधिवक्ता

    Friday, 25 October 2019

    Beautiful healthy plants delivered straight to the doorstep.

    Kanak shikha

    Thursday, 17 October 2019

    What a great experience from start to finish.

    Pukhrambam Kavita

    Thursday, 17 October 2019

    Very good plant, very impressive packing, 2-3 leaves were dried. But will give 5 star

    Annasaheb Kale

    Tuesday, 15 October 2019

    This plants collection is awesome!!! I would recommend it to everyone.

    Anil

    Sunday, 13 October 2019

    Received in good condition. Liked them very much!

    Muneer Ahmad

    Tuesday, 08 October 2019

    Got all healthy plants..thanks

    Babli Khurana Harvinder

    Saturday, 05 October 2019

    Beautiful plant, arrived in very good condition. Impressive packing. Looking forward to buy one more

    Hrituparna Dhar

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Good plants?. every one should buy it.

    Anushka Rane Rele

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?

    Prerna Mavinkurve

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    very durable plant to a wide range of conditions

    Divya Kuchibhotla

    Monday, 11 June 2018

    Very much happy with the product and service.

    Joshi Prisy

    Thursday, 07 June 2018

    Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space

    Madhu Pal

    Tuesday, 05 June 2018

    Do you provide the plant with soil, and in grown condition?

    Rachel Ramthar Touthang

    Sunday, 03 June 2018

    Excellent service and good product. Well packed and well delivered. Though few leaves were fallen but plant was almost ok.

    Geethanjali

    Thursday, 31 May 2018

    I purchased a plant online from nursery live and received it in a very perfect condition, Thanks nurserylive team

    Vaishali wavikar

    Friday, 18 May 2018

    IS this, an indoor plant ????

    Surendra Udawat

    Sunday, 13 May 2018

    Plant received looks good. However, exact review can be given after the plant starts to grow.

    Keerthana Karunakaran

    Thursday, 28 December 2017

    Appealing, elegant and easy to grow plant.

    Nitin Mulik

    Tuesday, 29 August 2017

    Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?

    Arianna Amit

    Sunday, 09 July 2017

    This plant can be grown anywhere in the house in?indirect sunlight.

    Dhiraj Gome

    Friday, 30 June 2017

    Good growth and 90% germination

    Maczee Zeemac

    Tuesday, 06 June 2017

    can you supply marble or terracotta rectangular pot?

    Ashish Jain

    Monday, 01 May 2017

    he plant was very nicely packed. Thanks for the plant surely will order more

    puja kapila

    Friday, 28 April 2017

    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.

    Ravi Gladi

    Thursday, 27 April 2017

    This Exotic Plant looks so beautiful.

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Sunday, 02 April 2017

    Wow plant in excellent shape.

    Hima Jyothi

    Thursday, 26 January 2017

    I have got a healthy plant with great packageing.Thanks to nurserylive to give me a great satisfaction.

    Riya Srivastava

    Tuesday, 10 January 2017

    Have never ordered plants on line before but want to tell you how absolutely thrilled I am with the plants.

    Nimisha Trivedi

    Friday, 30 December 2016

    Air Purifying Indoor Plant.

    Leena Skaria

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