Portulaca, 9 O Clock (Pink) - Plant

Growing Portulaca is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know how to grow and care for Portulaca plant, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely low growing pink flowers.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best attractive flowering plants.
  • Low maintenance plant.
  • Perfect eye catching flowering plant for outdoor garden.
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1Portulaca, 9 O Clock (Pink) - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Portulaca

This product does not have the flowers at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and it could be of pink colored flower. The genus Portulaca belongs to Portulacaceae family, they are native to Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.

Plants are dwarf with trailing habit, Leaves are cylindrical and fleshy, small and pointed, and branches are round and succulent. Flowers are with brilliant colors available in shades of white, purple, yellow, red, pink, orange, lavender, and crimson etc. Flowers open late in the morning and close in the afternoon and they are closed on cloudy days also. Sunny situation are necessary for growth and flowering.

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. Just give them full sun and any well-drained soil. Water them after planting and watch them go.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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height6 inch (15 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Moss rose, Pigweed, Purslane, 9 O'clock plant, Mexican rose, Rock rose.
Maximum Reachable Height 20 centimeter tall, spreading up to one 30 centimeter
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time March-June
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Sunlight

  • Morning sunlight of 3-6 hours a day is ideal for flowering and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained fertile and rich in organic content for growing Portulaca plant.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening.

  • Plant Protection
  • Pinch off wilted blooms to prevent the plant from self-seeding.
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
  • 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.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not overwater the plant specially when pot doesn't have drainage hole.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers it may cause fungus infection.
  • Portulaca care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
  • Keep the plant in artificial bright light.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural bright light with morning sunlight(3-6 hours)
    Watering Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
    Soil Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content
    Temperature 20-30 Degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer, but not mandatory

    Portulaca special feature

    Moss rose is a beautiful, bright colored, low growing annual that blooms all summer long with little or no care required.It is one of the 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 or as a ground cover

    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
    • Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines

    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

    Saturday, 14 March 2020

    perfect gift for your office and home.

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    Wednesday, 04 March 2020

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    Wednesday, 12 February 2020

    Very nice plant. Beautiful plant. Nurserylive service very good replace policy is very very good.?

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