Scientific name - Portulaca grandiflora Hook
Popular names - Portulaca, moss rose, porcellana grandiflora.
Distribution and Habitat - native to Brazil.
Description - annual species, juicy. Purple strain. Leaves alternate, 2-4 cm, succulent, cylindrical. Flowers terminal, 3 cm diameter, white color, pink, red, purple, orange. Numerous stamens and anthers orange with yellow filaments. Yellow pistil. Inferior ovary. Fruit capsule.
Growth Rate - slowly.
Tolerance - do not tolerate transplanting well.
Requirements - prefer sandy soils, well-drained sunny and exhibitions.
Management - rare earth wet summer, winter remains dry land. For an extended flowering indicated that dried flowers are removed, gently but you knthe flowering buds are sesnsibili.
Propagation - by seed or cuttings. It looks like in March, hothouse, or directly in soil garden in April. Are planted at 10-15 cm distance between plants.
Properties and Uses - used in parks and gardens as ornamental species for borders or pots on terraces species for sunny.
Curiosity - Portulaca grandiflora was first described by Hooker in 1829
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Herbaceous perennial, prostrata, pubescent, 12-20 cm high. Rhizome short, fibrous roots. Leaves arranged in basal rosette, the surface covered with glandular hairs; language spatulate, crenata edge, rib median obvious, ribbed wing. Inflorescences solitary, 1.5-3 cm in diameter, involucre 3.8 mm high, bracts ovata or oval
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