You've heard about it, you've got it, or you want it! Everything you need to know about Portulaca is right here! Portulacas come in a variety of species. In this post, we will primarily discuss Portulaca Grandiflora. The leaves are cylindrical, about an inch long, and have pointed tips. The rose-like flowers are about an inch across and come in a variety of vibrant colours such as rose pink, red, yellow, white, and orange. Because they bloom at the same time every day, portulacas are also known as 9 o'clock flower, 10 o'clock flower, and 11 o'clock flower. The time varies depending on where you live. In India, it is commonly known as the 9 o'clock flower or "Naubajiya." Many people also call it "Chini Gulaab."
Portulaca grandiflora (Botanical Name)
Rose moss, eleven o'clock, Mexican rose, moss rose, sun rose, rock rose, and moss-rose, purslane are some common names.
They are available in single and double petalled varieties. Both are equally good and lovely. If you have enough room in your garden, go for one of each. They are compact and small plants. Because these plants are succulents with fleshy leaves and stems, you don't want to keep them constantly wet. They require adequate drainage. Water your kalanchoes thoroughly, then let them drain completely before watering again when the soil is completely dry. That could mean watering your portulacas twice or three times per week. The frequency will vary according to the temperature, lighting, and size of the pots.
Portulacas adore the sun. So if you have a south or west facing window, you can go for it. They require at least 3-4 hours of sunlight per day.If they arrive potted, do not repot them right away. If necessary, repot them after a month or two.
They are perennials. That means they have a life cycle of less than a year. As a result, you can grow different colours every year. They are also very cheap. You can put them directly on the ground or in hanging baskets near windows that get at least 4-5 hours of direct sunlight!
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