Purslane planting and care
Purslane (lat. portula – Hoop) is a genus of plants of the family Portulaceae.
The Motherland of North and South America.
Another name for Portulaca – Dander.
«Mats», and this name stuck for a plant in the nation.
Its scientific name, this species has received due to the peculiarities of opening the seed boxes.
Purslane is an annual herbaceous plant with a thick stem, with a height of from 10 to 30 cm Green succulent leaves of the Portulaca are large and fleshy oval shape.
In addition to decorative applications, it has also medicinal value.
Purslane — landing
Be aware that the plant is heat-resistant and therefore, to achieve maximum flowering, planting is best carried out in areas well lit by the sun.
Also for purslane have to choose places dry and warm. When planting it is recommended to lay the seedlings at a distance of 15 cm from each other.
Purslane is a very heat-loving plant, therefore, the establishment of daily average temperature below +10°C, the leaves begin to fall. Therefore, it is recommended that the planting, when the temperature returns below +22°C.
Purslane, like the vast majority of plants, requires regular, although not frequent watering. It does not fill it. It is recommended to apply irrigation with warm water pooled.
Particular importance should be given irrigation in dry hot days when evaporation increases many times. As for humidity, it is of particular importance in the period of rooting of seedlings of purslane.
If the landing area is in an average strip of Russia, in order to enjoy views of the flowering Portulaca, it should be planted for seedlings in March.
To prepare a favorable seed for the plant sandy soil of the absence of standard peat fertilizer, since their presence is unfavorable for growth.
Then the ground filled her containers, moistened, and laid out the seeds for a distance of at least 1 cm.
Until the required temperature capacity keep the lighted sills at home. In addition, the allowed reproduction by grafting.
Prepared cuttings length less than 5 cm during winter period of time are removed to a cool place and in the spring planted in a prepared soil.
Purslane — care
Purslane is a very undemanding plant. It requires almost no feeding and the beautiful flowers both on rich and on poor soils. For example, in sandy soil clogged any kind grows beautifully.
The plant is generally resistant to disease and pests. Most often, the leaves of purslane can be affected by the fungus Albugo portulaceae.
Lesion visually detectable small spots on the leaves, and the stems are deformed and ugly.
To combat this fungal disease is encouraged through the use of any antifungal drug.