Portulaca Grandiflora - An Introduction | Green Patches - Mediterranean Gardening

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Portulaca Grandiflora - An Introduction

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portulaca grandiflora
Portulaca Grandiflora when purchased - September 2010

This is the least plant I found least information on:

Type: Annual / Perennial (found both)

They are happy to grow in dry and hot conditions ... they love the full sun and a well-drained soil ... and they thrive on neglect. It's a plant that doesn't need to be coddled. Just water them when they're a bit dry and feed them lightly even now and then. When it gets a bit leggy and looking rather scraggly, give a trim. On top of all this, they are easily propagated ... just break off part of the stalk that's about to flower or is not flowering and stick it in some propagating mix or even straight into the ground. It's that easy

All Portulacas need sun for their flowers to open. The flowers of older varieties closed up around noon. But most plants sold today have blooms that stay open all day, only closing at night and on cloudy days.


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