A truly beautiful low-growing, ground-covering plant, the portulaca's eye-catching flowers attract people and butterflies alike.
Scientific Name: Portulaca grandiflora
Common Names: Moss rose, Office time
Flower Colours: red
Bloom Time:early summer to late winter
Maximum Reachable Height: 8 inches
Difficulty to Grow:easy
Sunlight: full sun
Soil:sandy, well-drained; will tolerate moist to dry soil
Water:Although they're drought-tolgerant, portulacas aren't cactii. So water regularly, but you may come home from a vacation and find it still alive and waiting for you without any watering.
Temperature: likes heat and can tolerate dry conditions
Fertiliser: use slow-release fertiliser twice a year
Ornamental Use:work brilliantly as ground cover plantsor hanging in pots