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Portulaca originates from Brazil. It is a succulent herb with low-spreading branches, scattered cylindrical leaves and colorful, sun-blooming flowers in the colors of rose, red, purple, yellow and white. The Moss Rose will bloom all summer and fall with the flowers opening fully only in sunlight and closing in late afternoon. This makes a great pot plant or hanging basket in a sunny window or on the patio.

TEMPERATURE: Provide temperatures in the 55° to 85° range. This plant is well suited to outdoor growth.

LIGHT: Provide the sunniest location possible. This means a sunny windowsil or sunny spot on the patio or deck.

WATER: Provide plenty of water when in bloom. Feed each time youwater with a balanced water soluable plant food.

This is a seasonal plant that is available only in late spring in 8" hanging baskets.