|Common Name||Red root, Common purslane, Verdolaga, Little hogweed, Pursley|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 1 foot|
|Bloom Time||Summer to frost|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Look for aphids, gnats, snails, or slugs and apply cure on time.
Avoid moist soils.
Control the purslane by cutting the flowers off before the plants set seed.
Portulaca Oleracea Care
Set out at the last frost date. This plant is ideal for hot, humid climates and rocky, difficult areas of the garden. It spreads branches so while planting 2 plants, keep the distance between them is about half feet.
|Soil||Poor to average, dry to moderately moist, well-drained soils|
|Temperature||10 to 38 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Use any organic fertilizer.|
|Harvest Season||Harvest whole plants by pulling them from the soil during spring.|
Portulaca Oleracea Special Feature
Edible, Groundcover, Flowers
Portulaca Oleracea Uses
- It is good for edging or ground cover for beds, rock gardens or along walks; containers or hanging baskets
- It is used in Chinese traditional medicines
- The stems, leaves, and flower buds are all edible
- Purslane may be used fresh as a salad, stir-fried, or cooked as spinach