Vivid, highly popular annual flowers that are extremely fast and easy growing with almost no care required. Growing between 9-22cm tall only, they spread to create a dense mat, making it a good option for a succulent ground cover. The medium green, cylindrical, succulent leaves suggests that the plant is drought tolerant, making it perfect for those looking for a care-free plants. The flowers come in several bright colors including pink, yellow, red and often have ruffled petals, looking very similar to miniature roses. The blooms grow in clusters on reddish stems and typically don't open on cloudy days or at night. Kindly note that the plant should not be accessible to cats and dogs, as all parts of the plant are toxic for animals. Purslane flowers are ideal for containers, along the front edge of garden bed borders, as edging along paved walkways, on top of stone walls, and in rock gardens. In addition, the trailing habit of moss rose works well in hanging baskets. Moreover, moss rose doesn't typically spread outside of its bounds as a ground cover, so it's ideal for small gardens.
Growing: year round in tropical climate; in temperate climates plant indoors at 6-8 weeks prior the danger of last frost is gone or plant directly in the garden after all danger of last frost has passed and soil is warm.
Soil: These plants thrive in sandy and rocky soil and demand excellent drainage.Soil that retains too much water can easily cause the plant to die.
Sowing depth: Add the seeds to slightly moist soil and barely cover them—they need light to germinate. Maintain slight soil moisture until the seedlings emerge (germination should take about two weeks), then water the plants only when the top inch of soil is dry. Keep the seedlings by a bright window if you're growing them indoors.
Light: Bright, sunny location with plenty of sunlight. It will do best receiving at least 6-8h of light a day.
Moisture: moderate to make sure the soil is lightly moist but not wet!
Fertilizing: optional, yet highly advised upon planting and twice during the growth period to support healthy growth and promote abundant flowering. We highly advice to use TSM Organic Growth Activator that speeds up the germination of the seeds, supports healthy, robust growth and promotes abundant, deep flowering.
Pests & diseases: generally pests and diseases free.
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