Moss Rose

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Maintenance Level
Low
Placements
Outdoor-Sunny
Toxic
YES
Fragrance
None
Seasons
Summer
Plant Height
3" to 8"

 Water Frequency

Winter

Twice Week

Summer

Alternate Day

  Fertilizer Frequency

Winter

1-2 Month

Summer

1-2 Month
1
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  •  About Moss Rose
  •  How To Grow Moss Rose
  •  Benefits of Moss Rose
  •  Maintenance Tips
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Portulaca is covered with many large, semi-double flowers throughout the warm months to form a cheerful summer ground cover or trailing plant. The blooms need sunlight to open, so they close in the evening and on cloudy days. Portulaca grows vigorously, even in sandy soil. It is also salt tolerant, making a great choice for the beach. Plant in spring after all danger of frost is past. Also known as moss rose.

Soil Need

Loamy Soil, Clay Sand Soil, Potting Mix Soil

Fertilizer (type)

Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium Fertilizer

Growth Pattern

Fast

Pruning

Every Month

Re-Potting

Every 12-13 Month

Process :

 

1. Grow Moss Rose plants in full sun.
2. Plants prefer average to poor soils. They prefer loose, sandy or loam soil. A well draining composition is important.
3. If growing in containers or hanging pots, allow the soil to dry between watering.
4. Add a general purpose, high nitrogen fertilizer when first planting, to help them to get a good start. Add a high Phosphorous fertilizer just before blooming.
5. Pinch or deadhead spent flowers to promote more blooms.

1. Cure Burns
2. Portulaca Seeds are Edible Raw or Cooked

Do's

1. When plants are watered, just a light watering, as their root zone is very shallow.
2. Provide plenty of air circulation through the plant to help avoid fungal disease.

Don'ts

1. Don’t experience too much runoff from other plants that need more water.

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