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Portulaca, 9 O Clock (Red) - Plant

Portulaca, 9 O Clock (Red) - Plant
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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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Portulaca, 9 O Clock (Red) Plant
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Description for Portulaca, 9 O Clock (Red)

Plant height: 0.7 - 1.2 inches
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches

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 colors 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.

Common name(s): Moss rose, Pigweed, Purslane, Portulaca, 9 O Clock
Flower colours: Red
Bloom time: Summer season
Max reacahble height: 8 inches tall, spreading up to one foot
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and 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 will 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
Soil: Sandy well-drained soils.
Water: Moderately
Temperature: 20 to 30 degree C
Fertilizer: There is no need for fertilizer with the portulaca, as it will do fine on its own.

Caring for Portulaca

  • 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 to portulaca 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.

Typical uses of Portulaca

Special features: 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.

Culinary use: NA

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.

  • Note: Use only after consulting the specialist.

  • References

    • http://flowers.about.com/od/Annual-Flowers/p/Growing-Portulaca-The-Moss-Rose-Flower.htm
    • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/care-portulaca-40832.html
    • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/portulaca/portulaca-plants.htm
    • http://garden.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Portulaca

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    Grown in coco-peat and hence requires less water while being relatively insect free.
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    Good for the price paid
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