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How to Grow Portulaca grandiflora (Moss rose) Plants and care it

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How to Grow Portulaca grandiflora (Moss rose) Plants and care it

About Moss Rose:
Portulaca grandiflora (Moss rose), is a flowering plant in the family Portulacaceae, native to Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay and often cultivated in gardens. It has many common names, including rose moss, eleven o’clock, Mexican rose, moss rose, Vietnam Rose, the sun rose, rock rose, and moss-rose purslane. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portulaca_grandiflora

Common Name              moss rose, eleven o’clock, Mexican rose, sun rose, rock rose, and moss-rose purslane

Type                                Annual

Family                             Portulacaceae

Native Range                 Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay

Bloom Time                   Summer

Colour                             Rose pink, red, yellow, white, and orange. Some are striped or spotted with contrasting colors.

Water                            Dry to medium

Maintenance                Low

Suggested Use             Annual, Ground Cover, Naturalize

Flower                          Show

Tolerate                       Dry Soil, high heat

Plant height                 3’ to 8’

Moss Rose portulaka flower

Plant Propagation:

Moss Rose is grown from seeds. Moss Rose seeds can be directly seeded into your garden, or seeded indoors for transplanting later in a pot. Portulaca flowers are easy to grow and enjoy. Moss rose grows well in poor, sandy or gravelly soils. The soil must be very well drained. It can be cured by root-knot nematodes and aphids. Aphids can be washed off with a clause of water or sprayed with soapy water.

Moisture: Drought tolerant, but flowers best with regular watering. Don’t water with overhead irrigation, which can damage the flowers.

Moss rose care: Moss rose is a beautiful, bright colored, low growing blooms in all summer with little. No care required for plants.It is one of the very few annual succulents.

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