Portulaca originate from Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. A drought-tolerant plant and thrive even in poor sandy soil. Portulaca don’t need much attention, they will love you for only giving them full sun and well-drained soil. Portulaca have thick succulent stem and a low-growing spreader habit. Portulaca can make a great ground cover for hot and sunny areas and look great cascade wonderfully from hanging basket or pot.
Portulaca will not open its bloom in overcast days. It needs to receive kisses from the sun for it to open up its bloom. Only for the sun will it bloom.
Portulaca can easily be propagated by cuttings.
Portulaca can be grown by seeds and you don’t even need to cover the soil after sowing the seeds. It is very easy to collect portulaca seeds. I was dead-heading portulaca old blooms and stumble on where portulaca keep its future offspring. Portulaca seeds are very tiny. The photos will give you hints of where portulaca seeds are.
Portulaca self-seed readily in warm climate. Last spring, I may have unconsciously pull out many baby portulaca seedlings while weeding. Only a few self-sowed portulaca were save from weeding after I got busy and they were already big enough for me to remember that I did grow some portulaca plant in previous spring. The flashback of growing portulaca and not able to remember and recognise made me lost many portulaca babies left me feeling so sad and dumb for a while. Here is a reminder of what portulaca seedlings look like before it have true set of leaves and first set of true leaves.
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