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The succulent leaves are lanceolate and almost hidden among the mass of flowers, which appear from summer through early fall and open when the day is sunny, if the sky is overcast or if the plant grows in a dimly lit place, flowers remain stubbornly closed, reducing to nothing the beauty of the plant.
Purslane (Portulaca grandiflora)
There are varieties of single and double flowers in a range of colors from white to scarlet, to pale yellow, golden yellow, peach, pink and carmine.
Grow this plant in a stonemason’s yard, large containers or hanging in a pot, which will help enhance your natural beauty.
This plant does not tolerate frost. If the atmosphere is warm, it will grow especially well. The seeds of this plant need a temperature of 21-30 º C to germinate. Purslane need lots of light. If you put the sun, you will get rewarded with a beautiful mass of colored flowers.
Water it regularly. The succulent leaves can retain sufficient moisture to maintain plant health, but regular watering will ensure the production of flowers. Well-developed specimens need lots of water because they have an extensive root system.
This hardy annual plant has no special requirements of moisture.
As annual pay it is not necessary, provided that grow in new soil. Still, this plant tolerates poor soils.
Nor need transplanting for their annual character. Sow the seeds shallowly under a glass cover in early spring. Do not cover seeds as they need light to germinate. Germination occurs within 14 to 21 days if the temperature range is adequate. Plant the seedlings outside after frost are gone.
Plants growing outdoors usually breed their own seeds. Seedlings can be transplanted easily.