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Purslane, care and propagation

Ogorodny purslane - an annual plant, distributed in the form of weed everywhere.Young leaves and stems are used as salad.

portulaca grandiflora - an annual ornamental plant with bright large flowers.Homeland of this type is considered to Brazil and Argentina.Good for flower beds, but can be grown in indoor horticulture.

Purslane - a great container plant which can be placed in outdoor pots, vases, window boxes, hanging baskets, balcony boxes.

portulaca grandiflora is widely used in garden design.Planted it in the flower beds, on beds, on rabatkah, stone retaining walls, dry slopes in rockeries at the junction of slabs of concrete.If purslane dry land on the lawn, it will replace the lawn.

Forms.

portulaca grandiflora.Homeland of this species is South America (Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil).This species is a perennial herbaceous plants (but is more often used as an annual plant) with fleshy reddish, lodge or erect stems that grow up to 30 centimeters.Leaves cylindrical, fleshy, which grow to a length

of 25 mm and a width of up to 2 centimeters.

Throughout the summer, the plant gives solitary flowers, reaching a diameter of 3-4 centimeters.The flowers come in different shades - from white to yellow or shade of red and purple.

Source view purslane with red flowers, became a kind of a basis to begin the withdrawal of a large number of hybrid forms of various colors and double or single whisk.

mainly cultivated as an ornamental plant.A number of varieties of this plant flowers only open in sunny weather in the afternoon.However, there are varieties that have on overcast days the flowers remain open, mainly double flowers, that these varieties - Cloudbeater, Sundance, Sunglo.

Ogorodny purslane - is an annual, succulent plant cosmopolitan, which is spread all over the world.At the height of this species grows up to 10-30 centimeters.Has a highly branched reddish, hollow, prostrate on the ground, or elongated, cylindrical shaped stems.Leaves sessile, fleshy, 1.5-3 cm in length, with truncated ends, oblong - spatulate.In the axils of upper leaves throughout the summer produces small flowers, either solitary or grouped by 2-5 flower.The flowers of this species pale yellow tint.Whisk in the flower diameter of 7-8 mm, is 4-6 obovate petals, calyx formed by two sepals.Flowering garden purslane from June to August.

Purslane: withdrawal.

purslane need bright light direct sunlight, but in this case it will be beautiful bloom.If the plant is growing in room conditions, then it is advised to place near the south window.It grows well outdoors in the window or balcony boxes.

temperature purslane prefer rather warm, about 20-26 degrees, this temperature is guaranteed successful growth.

purslane Watering should be frequent, but if the plant is in a pot or in a container, then watering should be moderate and regular.

in plant nutrition is almost no need, as it is an ornamental plant, can grow on poor land.

Purslane: reproduction.

Portulaca sown in March.However, in the flower literature states that can be sown in the earlier period - 3 ten days of February, and later - 1 decade of April.Sowing is carried out in a mini-teplichke in bright light and 20-25 degree temperature.

in teplichke on a sunny day the temperature can be 50 °, which contributes to the rapid growth.The lack of light leads to the fact that the seedlings will be pulled.Teplichku can be built from the aquarium, made of Plexiglas.On top of the aquarium must be covered with a new film (PE) and put on a very bright place.In order to ensure a sufficient amount of light, you can use fluorescent light or ordinary light bulb 40-60W.The supplementary lighting plant, as a rule, needs the morning and evening, while in cloudy weather the plant needs light all day.

Seeds can be sown in small plastic pots, in this case takes a little seed.At the bottom of the tank pour gravel and coarse sand, thus creating a drain, then fill the container substrate.The ground should be no organic fertilizers and peat.If you sow the seeds in the ground where the turf will be, they will not germinate.And if in the land of organic fertilizers will be present, the seedlings get sick of fungal diseases and die.The structure of the earth, you can add sand diameter of 0.1 mm (not more than 20%), charcoal (if the soil is heavy, with a high content of clay).Capacitance to ground is necessary to put in a pan, which defended the pre-poured water, always soft as hard water drastically reduces germination.

Once the land is moist, you can begin to sow - laid out on the ground pointed seeds moistened match.In this seeds need to be pressed into the ground to 1 mm.Seeds decompose, from each other on the centimeter range, and immediately put in teplichku.If container crops are not illuminated by fluorescent lamps, and is not on the screen, as soon as most of the seedlings will appear on the surface, they should get out teplichke and place on a window close to the glass.Additional lighting is carried out directly in teplichke, the lid must be open.40W light bulb should be placed over the sprouts at a distance of 10-15 cm, 60W at a distance of 15-20 cm. If during the night in the cold box, the crops at this time are placed in teplichku (cover is not needed) and highlighted in the morning again put up forwindow.The soil in this case should not be dry.

Remember, the plant loves the heat, so do not let the temperature falls below 20 degrees for the newly germinating plants, a week later the temperature should not be lower than 16O, after there were six present leaves the temperature should not drop below 10 ° C (this will lead to low temperaturethe fact that the leaves begin to fall off).

care and reproduction of purslane should not cause any difficulties, because the plant is almost not exposed to pests.