Today we will see in detail how to grow purslane. The portulache Yes cultivate well both in pots and in the ground. They are perfect for adding color to a flower bed, the flowers of portulache they are very colorful and the most common varieties have flowers ranging from red to yellow through every possible shade. Exist portulache with white, lilac and fuchsia flowers, some varieties bear two-colored flowers such as the Duna Red Flame, Duna Purple Cross, Duna Volcano and Peggy bicolor varieties.
The portulache they are native to Asia and bear flowers that, due to their thin thickness, seem to be made of tissue paper.
How to grow purslane, the needs of the plant
- The ideal and vigorous growth is guaranteed with an optimal temperature between 26 and 32 degrees.
- The vegetation stops below 6-5 degrees but in general, the plant does not tolerate the cold and with a harsh climate the blooms will be sparse.
- The plant does not tolerate excessive humidity. It adapts more to hot and drought conditions.
- If you prefer large diameter flowers, choose the Portulaca pilosa variety. If you prefer smaller flowers, choose the umbraticola variety.
How to grow portulaeche, all indications
- It can be grown both in pots and in the garden. The plants should be placed at a distance of 30 cm from each other.
- To grow purslane in pots, use a very sandy soil that leaves no room for water stagnation (remember, purslane do not like humidity).
- If you decide to cultivate purslane in the open ground, make sure that the soil is well drained to avoid rotting of the root system. In this regard, coarse sand can be added to the ground in order to facilitate the drainage of excess water.
- The plant should be watered every two or three days.
- In poor soils it is necessary to fertilize once a week with a water-soluble fertilizer.