Calandrinia umbellata growing subshrub of the genus Calandrinia also known as Rock Purslane, Calandrinia umbellata perennial deciduous or annual used as ornamental drought plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11a.

Leaves color green the shape of the leaf lanceolate with pointed shape leaves grow in rosette growth.

Calandrinia umbellata flower

Flower color purple grows in the end of the stem with five petals.

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Requirements for Calandrinia umbellata growing and care:

Well drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do so

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Recommended planting season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

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Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design and infected leaves

Size of the plant:
10-20 cm, 4-8 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Purple flowers the bracts yellow the flowers grow in the end of the stem in cluster in rosette structure

Scientific name:

Calandrinia umbellata

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