Portulaca oleracea growing subshrub of the genus Portulaca also known as common purslane, Portulaca oleracea annual plant, grows in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-12.

Leaves edible fleshy in some cultivars are sour to tasteless, stems also edible and color is red or brown-green

Portulaca oleracea flower

Flower small the color yellow

Portulaca oleracea for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Portulaca oleracea growing and care:

Nothing special

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Autumn / Winter

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All the season

How to prune:
No need

Size of the plant?
5-50 cm, 2-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

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
Flower small the color yellow

Pollination is done by:
Flies, bees

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Autumn / winter / spring

How to harvest the leaves?
Can be cut with the stems, the plant very strong

Information about leaves:
Leaves fleshy oval shape in some cultivars are sour to tasteless

Uses of Portulaca oleracea leaves:
Salad, cooked

Scientific name:

Portulaca oleracea

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