How to grow Portulaca umbraticola

Portulaca umbraticola growing subshrub of the genus Portulaca also known as Purslane, Portulaca umbraticola annual plant used as ornamental ground cover plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-12.

Leaves color green, edible fleshy in some cultivars are sour to tasteless, stems also edible.

Portulaca umbraticola flower

Flower color yellow, orange, purple, pink, white or more than on color, flat or full flower.

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How to grow Portulaca umbraticola 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 / in colder climate spring

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 indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Small flower in colors: yellow, orange, purple, pink, white or more than on color, flat or full flower

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 umbraticola leaves:
Salad, cooked

Scientific name:

Portulaca umbraticola

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