Portulaca Grandiflora (Moss Rose)

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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 35-40cm

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Moss rose plants are popular bedding plants sold in nurseries and home improvement stores in the spring.
  • If you see any leftover annual plants on clearance in the summer, you might notice that the moss rose plants are usually just as lovely as they were in May, a testament to the plant’s toughness.
  • The succulent leaves of the portulaca are another clue to the wonderful drought-tolerance of this low-growing annual flower.
  • Many varieties have semi-double to fully double flowers that resemble miniature roses.
  • Flowers come in hot colors, like yellow, orange, red, and bright pink.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Portulacas demand well-drained soil.
  • If your soil is mostly clay, you should grow your portulacas in containers rather than try to turn the clay into the sandy, rocky soil that these plants love.
  • Soil Type: Sandy, well-drained; will tolerate moist to dry soil
  • Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.0

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Feed portulacas with a slow-release fertilizer (for flowers) twice a year, or once every 6 months.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Portulacas need six to eight hours of full sun to reach their potential.
  • If you try to grow portulacas in a shady area, they will pout and close up their flowers.
  • You will also notice the flowers close at night and on cloudy days.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Portulacas are drought-tolerant, but they aren’t cacti.
  • The plants will tolerate periods of dryness, and you probably won’t return home to withered specimens after vacation, but flowering is better with regular irrigation.
  • Drip irrigation is best, as sprinklers can disfigure the delicate blooms.

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