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Portulaca Seeds

Portulaca oleracea

 

Portulaca is also known as Moss Rose.  Moss Rose is especially well suited growing in containers and patio pots or even in the flower bed. Portulaca flowers are easy to grow and enjoyHas colorful cactus like flowers in shades of red, orange, yellow. pink, purple and white. To grow properly Portulaca requires hot, dry desert like conditions. Portulaca flowers tolerate many kinds of soil but prefer sandy, well-drained soil and love the full sunlight. These plants are excellent for high heat and drought tolerance, and will seed and spread themselves very well. Some control methods may be needed to keep portulaca plants from becoming invasive to areas where they are not wanted.

Propagate by seed - Scatter seeds outdoors where desired after frost danger has passed, or start them indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost. They do not like transplanting, so handle seedlings carefully. Do not cover the seeds, as light aids germination.

Germination temperature: 70 F to 85 F

Days to emergence: 10 to 14