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Purslane Sun Jewels in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Portulaca oleracea 'Sun Jewels'

 

Purslane 'Sun Jewels'

Portulaca oleracea 'Sun Jewels' is a semi succulent, prostrate, ground cover with bright, short-lived flowers

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plant Features
  • Purslane Sun Jewels likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Purslane Sun Jewels likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Purslane Sun Jewels is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Purslane Sun Jewels likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Purslane 'Sun Jewels'

Latin name

Portulaca oleracea 'Sun Jewels'

type

Succulent

family

Portulacaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Purslane Sun Jewels likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Purslane Sun Jewels is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Purslane Sun Jewels likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Purslane Sun Jewels likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Purslane Sun Jewels is 0.15meters x 0.15meters 0.15 M 0.15 M

Portulaca oleracea 'Sun Jewels'

Portulaca oleracea 'Sun Jewels' is a semi succulent, prostrate, ground cover with bright, short-lived flowers


Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Fill a seed tray with seed compost,water and allow to drain.Sprinkle seeds over the surface allowing roughly 25mm space between seeds and cover with a thin layer of compost. Put tray in a clear polythene bag and place on a windowsill. When seedlings show remove plastic bag.When the second pair of leaves appear on the seedlings thin out to 50mm spacing by removing the weakest looking plants. After 2 or 3 weeks and when danger of frost has passed plants can then be planted outside into required position.

 

Planting

From Early Summer TO Early Summer

Plant Portulaca outdoors in early Summer in any well drained soil. They thrive in full sun and named strains will put on a bright display, even in poor summers.

 

Planting

From Early Summer TO Early Summer

Plant Portulaca outdoors in early Summer in any well drained soil. They thrive in full sun and named strains will put on a bright display, even in poor summers.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Fill a seed tray with seed compost,water and allow to drain.Sprinkle seeds over the surface allowing roughly 25mm space between seeds and cover with a thin layer of compost. Put tray in a clear polythene bag and place on a windowsill. When seedlings show remove plastic bag.When the second pair of leaves appear on the seedlings thin out to 50mm spacing by removing the weakest looking plants. After 2 or 3 weeks and when danger of frost has passed plants can then be planted outside into required position.

 
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