What makes it special in the Portulaca Plant?
A really low growing ground cover type plant is called portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora), or sometimes also known as sun rose or moss rose. Let's take a look at what portulaca care requires.
How to Grow Portulaca Plants?
Portulaca flowers can tolerate many types of soil but prefer sandy, well-draining soil and prefer full sunlight. These plants are excellent for high heat and drought tolerance, and will spread seed and themselves very well.
Make sure the soil is loose and with good drainage. Dig a hole wide and deep enough for the root ball and space the plants 6 to 12 inches apart. Be careful not to damage the roots. Tap the soil gently around the base of the plants and water moderately.
You do not need to water frequently for proper care of portulaca. The cylindrical foliage of portulaca flowers retains moisture very well, thus, does not require regular watering. When watering them, just a light watering will suffice, as their root zone is very shallow.
Pruning and Deadheading
The flowers are self-cleaning and require little or no deadheading. Older flowers can be removed to prevent re-seeding.
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