Portulaca Oleracea, 10 O Clock (Pink) - Plant
Description for Portulaca Oleracea, 10 O Clock (Pink)
P. oleracea is mostly annual, but it may be perennial in the tropics. Stems are purplish-red to green, forming mats. The leaves are fleshy. Flowers come in a group at the end of the stem. There are notched 4/5/6 petals.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Red root, Common purslane, Verdolaga, Little hogweed, Pursley||Pink||Summer to frost||Up to 1 foot||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Set out at last frost date. This plant is ideal for hot, humid climates and rocky, difficult areas of the garden. It spreads branches so while planting 2 plants, keep the distance between them is about half feet.
|Full sun||Poor to average, dry to moderately moist, well-drained soils||Medium||10 to 38 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer.|
Caring for Portulaca Oleracea
- Look for aphids, gnats, snails or slugs and apply cure on time.
- Avoid moist soils.
- Control the purslane by cutting the flowers off before the plants set seed.
Harvest whole plants by pulling them from the soil during spring.
Typical uses of Portulaca Oleracea
Special features: Edible, Groundcover, Flowers
Culinary use: The stems, leaves and flower buds are all edible. Purslane may be used fresh as a salad, stir-fried, or cooked as spinach.
Ornamental use: It is good for edging or ground cover for beds, rock gardens or along walks; containers or hanging baskets.
Medicinal use: It is used in Chinese traditional medicines.