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Mom calls this plant "dill." When she arrived at our dacha in the spring last year and saw these green succulent leaves for the first time, she decided to weed them out on the same day, taking them as a weed — well, I managed to stop.

But when the plant became more generous with the first flowers, my mother was so impressed that she had collected more seeds in the fall, and the following year the entire flowerbed under the windows of our city apartment was alela and rose from the petals of a thickly planted ornamental purslane.

Large-flowered and garden purslane: similar names, but such different fates

There are so many species of purslane that biologists will argue about the multiplicity of this genus for a long time: some say that there are 100 species, others - that 200. However, we, gardeners, are interested in only two plant species: large-flowered (decorative, grandiflora, garden) and garden .

In the first case, we have a flower for the beds, in the second - a weed, which many ruthlessly destroy. However, recently, in the wake of fashion for everything natural and old, he (even without spectacular colors) even began to divorce for beauty, you can order seeds online.

It turned out that such purslane is tasty and even useful. True, in the flowerbeds, he still behaves like a weed, quickly trying to take away all the soil from other plants, so it is not necessary to give him the will.

You will learn more about the garden purslane from this video. It contains all the useful information about this plant - and the use of "wild" purslane in cooking, and its medicinal properties:

As for the decorative portulaca, it is an annual plant that in our climate necessarily dies in winter.

You can recognize him by:

  • small size (maximum height of the bush - 30 cm),
  • branchy root system resembling a spindle,
  • luscious brown lodging stalks (inside they are empty, so purslane is difficult to break for a bouquet, it’s better to cut it off - though it’s not suitable for every bouquet),
  • numerous small fleshy leaves, resembling a narrow cylinder,
  • a large number of bright monochromatic flowers with a diameter of up to 4 cm, slightly resembling poppy, but without black centers (most varieties have petals in 1 or 2 rows, but there are lush, terry portulaks),
  • globular seed boxes filled with lots of small dark seeds.

They grow this decorative crop on the open ground (flower beds), on the balconies (pots and drawers) and even inside the apartments where this plant can live for several years, because the winter frost will not kill it.

The most popular varieties: Double Mix (terry), Cherry (short Terry with cherry flowers), Cream (hybrid terry variety, large flowers of which have a darkened center), Sundance (the most large-flowered variety).

Interestingly, portulaca flowers are so fond of the sun that on a particularly overcast day they may not even open.

These flowers live all day. But on the bushes so much is dissolved that most people do not even notice the "loss of a fighter" - it seems that purslane is blooming, without ceasing, until the last weeks of October.

Seed propagation of this flower

This is the most convenient way that most gardeners prefer.

  • If you have a phytolamp, you can sow them in February or March. Not? Sow in April: the seedlings of this culture need a lot of light.
  • In the ground for germination should not be peat (it inhibits shoots). Type ordinary ground in the garden, add sand (4: 1 ratio) to it, calcine it in the oven.
  • The container should be with holes below. But this is not enough: before you fill the ground, fill it with drainage (expanded clay, large pebbles).
  • Before planting the soil must be watered. Use only soft water - thawed or separated. The same will water the seedlings.
  • Spread the seeds on the surface of the soil and gently press each seed with a toothpick.
  • Germinate seeds under a piece of glass or film, at a temperature of 22 to 30 degrees, so that the greenhouse is as lit as possible.
  • After 7-15 days you should see the heads of the seedlings. Remove the glass / film. Grow the seedlings by moistening the soil as needed with a bottom irrigation method. Keep the container to the south window sill. If the weather is cloudy, illuminate the babies with a lamp (at least with an ordinary nastolka, but do not lower it too low - it will burn fragile leaves, and the ground will dry out).
  • When the seedlings acquire a pair of true leaves (grow immediately after the first, cotyledon), transfer them into disposable cups using the transshipment method, one seedling per cup.
  • A week after the picking, feed the purslane with a complex mineral mixture. After that, indulge the seedlings with fertilizing every week until it reaches the flower bed.

You can see portulaca sowing with your own eyes here. In the end, the blogger will show the result of his work - numerous strong seedlings:

Is it possible to collect seeds from your flower bed

To begin with, immediately remove faded flowers from the bush. You need to see the seed boxes. They ripen from 2 weeks to a month (it all depends on the weather). As soon as you see that the boxes open and the seeds are poured into the ground, collect the boxes.

A curious fact: these seeds need to rest. Germination they will acquire only in the spring. But they will stay alive for three years.

Planting portulaca in open ground

  • When? Look at the thermometer: at any time of the day it should not be below 10 degrees, otherwise the planted seedlings will lose all their leaves. That is, portulak should be transferred to flower beds somewhere in the first weeks of June.
  • Where? The plot should be sunny, not in a valley. Once in the shade (even in the partial shade), the picky purslane can refuse to flower, and close to the groundwater, the flower roots can rot.
  • Ground selection. And here the purslane is not picky: it prefers poor, sandy soil - it does not hold moisture for a long time. If the soil is “fat”, the plant will gladly grow leaves in it, but it can “forget” to bloom.
  • The distance between the bushes. So that the purslane does not jam itself, there must be between 15 and 20 cm between the pits.

During planting, seedlings should look impressive: get stronger, acquire 10, and better - 15 leaves. Well, if they tie up the buds.

Immediately after planting, water the flowerbed daily for 2-3 days.

This plant will bloom 6-7 weeks later.

What care he needs

Watering. It should be infrequent, but regular - juicy leaves of the plant need a lot of moisture. If you do not have time for watering, and the weather brings a prolonged drought, the flowers in the flowerbed will be critically small.

The remaining basic care procedures (loosening the soil, cutting, feeding) portulaca is not necessary.

What about diseases and pests? Here, too, everything is good: purslane is resistant to most floral ailments.

The only insect to whom the purslane cannot say a firm "no" is aphid. At this point, you help your beloved flower - spray the “Aktellik” flowerbed, and a week later, even if there are no signs of aphids.

If spots appear on the leaves, and the flower stems are deformed, it means that a fungus struck it. Patients twigs better cut and throw in the fire, and the rest of the flower bed to process the fungicide, which is composed of copper.

Leaving after flowering. Everything is simple: pull out the "spent" plant, dig the site. In our country, the purslane does not overwinter, so you should not worry about saving its roots.

  • The large-flowered purslane is a plant with an uneasy garden relative with the same name. Due to the fact that the garden purslane is considered a weed, many are afraid to plant a decorative purslane, and in vain.
  • This decorative culture propagates mainly by seedlings, that is, by seeds. Moreover, the sowing material can be yours, collected personally from neighbors or at home.
  • Portulaca should be planted at the beginning of summer. For “happiness,” the culture needs three things: sandy soil, a sunny stretch of land on high ground, and so that purslane roots do not disturb the extra moisture.
  • In the care of this plant is not demanding: “serve” him only infrequent moderate irrigation, and purslane will bloom beautifully all season.

And this flower can be ampel. Where on the balcony you can place pots or a box with the purslane, what shades it can please and whether the ampelled purslane will take root on the flowerbed will tell this video:

Purslane Flowers: Basic Information

In addition to the main name - purslane (Portulaca, lat.), Which means “gate”, other names are also firmly established for the flower:

  • roguish weed,
  • midday heat
  • chicken leg,
  • dandur
  • buterlak.

Each of them reflects some features of the plant, and each has its own history. For example, the Arabs in the Middle Ages considered the plant "blessed", in the time of Hippocrates it was used as a means of helping from bites of poisonous snakes and insomnia. Whereas in some countries where it grows, purslane is considered a weed.

In general, the genus Portulaca is almost 200 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants. Nearly 100 of them are decorative. However, in temperate latitudes, only two such species are cultivated - purslane flowers for decorative purposes and vegetables. The latter is valued for its medicinal properties, and is also widely used in cosmetology and cooking.

Garden purslane: description, best varieties

The birthplace of the flower is unknown, presumably the plant comes from the tropics of the Eastern Hemisphere. In Europe, he was brought from America. Portulaca is currently widely distributed in the southern regions of Russia, in the expanses of Siberia, the Far East (in the southern part), the Caucasus and Central Asia. Favorite places of growth - wet sandy banks of riversfield And, of course, gardens and vegetable gardens.

The plant has fleshy stems, the usual length of which is 10 cm, and in some species it reaches 2 meters. The height of a ground-covering flower creeping with many branches is 10–25 cm, for some varieties it is 40 cm. The shape of emerald-colored (sometimes reddish) leaves may resemble needles or oblate eggs. The buds, located at the ends of the stems, bloom in sunny weather and bloom one day.

Portulaca flowering begins in the first month of summer and continues until the onset of autumn cold. In nature, propagated by self-seeding. Each seed contains up to 3,000 shiny, silvery seeds with a diameter of 0.6–0.9 mm. After ripening the “collar”, the box opens and the seeds fall to the ground to germinate next summer.

Thanks to the many years of work by European collectors, remarkable portulaca hybrids. In ornamental horticulture portulac has received the greatest distribution, as well as ampelous and terry cultivars.

Characteristics of the garden portulaca:

  • unpretentiousness to growing conditions,
  • lush, long flowering,
  • large flowers of elegant simple or elegant semi-double, terry forms. The petals are painted in delicate pink, cream, yellow or bright scarlet shades,
  • need for annual planting. Grown seedlings or cuttings are planted every spring in the garden.

Portulac grandiflora.

Creeping decorative garden annuals. In growing unpretentious. Bushes with a height of 20 cm can be planted in open ground on a flower bed, lawn, rabatku, retaining stone wall, near the curb or in a container, potas a houseplant. Stems up to 20 cm long, covered with small leaves (conical). The flowers can be simple and large, 5–7 cm in diameter or medium (2.5–3 cm in diameter), but double. In cloudy weather and at night the flowers are closed.

  • belotsvetkovy. Krupnotsvetkovy grade with white flowers, stalks short (to 10 cm),
  • royal. The flowers are simple, large. Color petals - varied.

Portulak terry.

Variety grandiflora portulaca. Flower culture grows on the ground in a continuous flowery carpet. The height of the bushes is 15–20 cm. The flowers have a pleasant aroma, large, multi-petalled, beautifully colored. The flowers of the variety Sandano and Sanglo do not close at night.

The best terry varieties:

  • Cherry Flowers 5 cm in diameter with cherry-colored double petals,
  • splendens. Large flowers of terry form, purple-pink color with a pleasant aroma,
  • air marshmallows. Stems short - up to 10 cm, terry inflorescences of various shades. Flower culture is used for registration of beds, lawns. Grows well in a container.

Portulac ampelous.

The plant belongs to perennial hybrids. It has creeping stems, which in a suspended state form beautiful cascades of shoots with flowers of simple or terry forms, with a diameter of 5 to 10 cm. The color of the petals is varied - white, red, lilac, yellow, purple.

Popular ampel varieties:

  • mango. Terry flowers of beautiful orange color,
  • Orange. Ampelny hybrid with bright orange flowers.

When grown in open ground, the plant covers the ground with a multi-colored rug.

Tip: in a pot, a flowerpot or a container, you can grow any kind of potrulak with a long lodging stem.

Growing purslane

When growing any flower crop, one has to take into account many factors that influence the growth and development of the plant. These include:

  • location and temperature
  • watering,
  • diseases and pests.

If we are talking about purslane flowers, planting and care, which consist of simple actions, then the gardeners are lucky. The fact is that this flower in itself is very unassuming in terms of growing conditions and care.

Location and temperature.

Regardless of where the plant will grow - in fresh air or at home, for normal development and abundant flowering, it needs a lot of sunlight. Besides - it is heat-resistant culture. And since the decorative purslane is grown as an annual, the decrease in temperature does not affect it at all.

Important: The temperature optimal for flowering of portulaca is 20–26 ° C, at 10 ° C adult shoots start to lose leaves.

Pests and diseases.

Flowers of the genus Portulaca have a high resistance to diseases and various pests that can attack garden plants. Very rare is infection of purslane with the fungus Albugo portulacea, which manifests itself as spots on the leaves and deformation of the shoots. Having found similar symptoms, it is necessary to immediately remove the damaged parts of the plant, then treat with copper-containing fungicidal preparations.

Growing seedlings from portulaca seedlings

The most convenient way to propagate a flower is to grow purslane seedlings. Experienced growers recommend planting seeds in April so that the seedlings have enough solar heat during the day. And seedlings from early sowing in February or early March, most likely, will have to artificially highlight.

Before sowing, you need to prepare the soil mixture for the container. Moreover, it can be based on garden soil, to which 20% of sand is added. The mixture is well mixed and calcined in the oven.

Seed Planting Algorithm:

  • fine gravel or expanded clay is placed in a shallow container, then a layer of prepared soil,
  • the soil is watered with settled or thawed water,
  • at a distance of 1 cm from each other, the seeds are laid out on the soil surface, slightly buried in the ground,
  • on top of the container they stretch polyethylene to create greenhouse conditions.

The container with the seeds is placed in a warm room with a temperature above 22 ° C (optimally - 30 °). After a maximum of one to two weeks, as soon as shoots begin to appear, film is removed from the container. From this point on, seedlings quickly grow.

If they are too drawn out, they need to be illuminated in the morning and in the evening with a fluorescent lamp or a desk lamp. On a cloudy day, seedlings will have to cover all day.

The soil in the container is periodically moistened. After the seedlings have two true leaves, they are seated three sprouts (with an earthy clod on the roots) in cups 7–8 cm in diameter.

Seven days after the picking, the sprouts can be fed with complex mineral fertilizers. Then this procedure is carried out every week or once every 10 days until the moment of landing in the ground.

Planting and maintenance of purslane

Planting flowers in open ground is carried out in early June to eliminate the likelihood of damage to plants by frost. The best place to land will be a sunny elevated area. The fact is that even in the partial shade the purslane will not be able to bloom. And if it is nisin, where water often stagnates, the root system of a culture can suffer from rot.

Important: the best soil for portulaca is sandy.

Growing a flower on fertile land leads to an increase in green mass and the complete absence of flowering.

Modern varieties

Thanks to the selection work, a wide variety of varietal species of this plant were derived, which are distinguished by flowers, their colors and shapes.

Arctic - this is a terry purslane with spectacular flowers of snow-white color. The diameter of the flower is no more than 4 cm. The height of the plant itself does not exceed 15 cm. The flowering is abundant and long — from the beginning of summer until October. Арктика — это солнцелюбивый и засухоустойчивый сорт, который станет прекрасным украшением любого садового участка.

Шахерезада — это однолетняя сортосмесь. Высота культуры — не более 15 см. Цветок имеет диаметр около 4-х см. Цветки простые. Color shades differ in brightness and a variety: cream, purple, coral, red, yellow, orange. Flowering is long - from the beginning of summer to the first frost. This variety is used for growing in flower beds, in balcony boxes and flowerpots.

Peacock - a bright variety mixture, distinguished by large double-sized (up to 6 cm in diameter) flowers with strongly corrugated petals. The plant itself is compact, the height is not more than 15 cm. Peacock blooms from June to October. The variety loves warmth and sun, does not tolerate winter, therefore it is grown as an annual crop. It is used for cultivation in an open ground, in flowerpots and cache-pots.

Pink haze - a very gentle annual ground cover. Bush height does not exceed 15 cm. It can grow in width up to 40 cm. Terry flowers have a diameter of about 4 cm, visually resemble small roses. Their color is light pink. Variety loves heat and sun, can bloom profusely, even on poor soil. Flowering long. The variety is grown in open ground as a ground cover annual plant, in pots and flowerpots as an ampelous culture.

Happy Treals (Happy Treals) - spectacular varietal variety. Height - no more than 25 cm. The width of the bushes can grow up to 45 cm. This is ampelous annual crop. The flowers are quite large, terry. Flower colors are numerous. They can be yellow, orange, pink, crimson. The variety is used for planting in flower beds, containers, in rock gardens and rabatkah.

Sunny country - This is a short (no more than 15 cm) variety. Although these plants are perennials, they are grown in Russia as annual crops. The flowers are quite large, terry. Corrugated petals have a variety of colors: white, cherry, yellow, pink and bright orange. Flowering is long and abundant. The sunny country is a sun-loving and heat-loving culture. Grown in flower beds, balcony boxes.

Lucky case - unusual creeping purslane up to 25 cm high. The flowers are quite large, terry. The color of the petals is very original - white with small bright pink shades. Variety prefers an abundance of heat and sunlight. Flowering long. It can be grown in flower beds, on Alpine hills, in balcony boxes.

Long summer - a popular terry seven, striking a variety of bright shades of lush, terry flowers. Bush height is not more than 15 cm. Gustomachroe flowers have a diameter of up to 5 cm. Colors: yellow, pink, raspberry, salmon. Blossoming is plentiful and long - from June to the first frosts. It is grown in flower beds, balcony boxes, containers, for decorating paths.

Sandalwood - Annual ground cover about 20 cm high. The flowers are rather large, simple or semi-double. Color: bright yellow, scarlet, pink, salmon, peach or two-tone. It is used for cultivation in open ground in flower beds and flower beds, for planting in containers. Flowers create a dense floral carpet when planted in an open grant. The bloom is intense and long lasting.

Portulak is a great option for hanging balcony flower pots.

Growing from seed

How to grow a seed culture? What is required for this? What care is needed for seedlings?

The purslane successfully propagated by seeds. For sowing, it is necessary to choose seeds older than six months, but not older than 3 years. Growing from seed is possible in two ways:

  1. Rassadnym way
  2. By sowing seeds immediately in open ground.

Growing seedlings

When and how to sow the seeds? Sowing seeds for seedlings is recommended in April, but not earlier.

For sowing it is recommended to choose wide, but not deep boxes. The soil for sowing seeds must be drained and aerated. It must be rich in nutrients. Substrate can be purchased ready in a flower shop or cook yourself. To do this, you need to connect the following components:

  • Fertile soil,
  • Sand,
  • Charcoal.

Moisten the substrate before sowing seeds. Seeds do not need to be deeply deepened into the substrate, it is enough to distribute them over its surface and slightly sprinkle with a small amount of soil.

Boxes with crops are required to be covered with plastic wrap or glass to create the greenhouse effect. The temperature of the content of crops - about 25 degrees Celsius. Periodically, it is recommended to remove the film in order to ventilate and moisten the substrate. Sprouts may appear within three to four days after sowing. Crops are required to keep in a sunny place. At the same time, if the sunlight is low, then it is necessary to use artificial lighting.

You can put the boxes with crops on the sunny balcony, if there is one. If the nights are cold, then boxes should be brought home at night. In too sunny hours the film can be cleaned completely, only the ground should not be allowed to dry.

When there are at least two true leaves, it is necessary to dive in separate tanks. The diameter of the tank must be at least 4 cm. Is it possible to grow portulaca flowers without picking? It is possible, only if the distance between shoots is not less than 5 cm. After picking, it is desirable, but not necessary, to make dressings in the form of mineral fertilizer.

The seedling is planted in open ground at the end of spring or at the very beginning of summer.

Sowing seeds in open ground

How to sow seeds in open ground?

In the open ground, seeds are sown when the average daily temperature will be at least 20 degrees.

Seeds are sown in the wells, the top bed covered with a film. The film must be periodically removed to ventilate the crops and to moisten the soil. You need to remove the film when the average daytime temperature is about 26 degrees.

When the height of seedlings at least 2 cm, they need to be transplanted to a permanent place of growth. The distance between seedlings should be at least 20 cm, as the purslane grows heavily.

When to plant a flower in open ground? Where and how to plant?

At the end of May or at the beginning of June it is time to plant the seedlings in open ground.

Planting site should be open and well lit by sunlightit is advisable to choose elevations. Nearby there should not be trees or any buildings, as they emanate a shadow, which the purslane has nothing.

The soil for planting should be water and breathable. Choosing places with stagnant moisture in the soil is a big mistake, since stagnant moisture can lead to rotting of the plant's root system.

Multi-flowered purslane can be easily planted in poor soil; in such a soil the plant will bloom even better than in soil that is rich in nutrients.

Saplings are planted together with earthen clods in pre-prepared holes. The distance between them should be at least 15 cm, since the plants expand greatly in width.

Planting seedlings are recommended to make either in the morning or in the evening.

Water culture is required regularly - about 5 times a week. Especially important is watering in dry weather. The purslane does not tolerate the absence of moisture for a long time. However, the culture can not be poured, it is fraught with rotting roots.

This plant is very unpretentious. It feels great and in poor soil, it does not need dressing. Periodically it is possible to feed the culture with mineral fertilizers, if the soil is characterized by excessive poverty.

To pests flowers are quite resistant. However, periodically the plant can infect such pests as:

Fighting these pests is required with insecticides.

Application in landscape design

Portulac is actively used in the design of garden plots due to the compactness of the bushes, the duration and abundance of flowering and bright colors. In addition, purslane has a very important quality for design - a great combination with other colors.

Purslane is suitable for growing in flower beds and flower beds. Often the culture is used for planting in balcony boxes, containers and floor pots and vases. Also undersized varieties are used to frame the tracks.

In addition, these garden flowers are often planted on ridges, alpine slides. Used for decorating slopes.

What colors does it match?

  • Marigold,
  • Zinnias,
  • Nasturtiums
  • Ageratum,
  • Chinese carnation
  • Pansies.

The photo shows flowers in an outdoor flowerpots.

Portulac is ideal for rockeries, rock gardens and rocky gardens due to the possible growth on any soil.

Photo portulaca on the flowerbed. Flowers are great for framing flower beds.

Flower beds from flowers of various bright colors.

Portulac is perfect for landing along the tracks.

Dandour: varieties and photos

Portulac has about 200 species. Some of them got accustomed to the territory of our country. It has needle-like fleshy leaves, there are terry and non-terry species. The flowers look like roses.

Garden purslane - The most common type of central Russia. Grows to a height of 30 cm. The leaves and stems are bright green in color, are eaten.

Portulac grandiflora - A plant with succulent leaves. Flowers come in various colors: snow-white, red, orange, etc. Blossoming usually begins in mid-June and lasts until the cold. View is considered decorative. Popular varieties are Double Mix, Cream, Cherry and Sunglo.

Portulak terry - annual, decorative view, serves as an ornament of terraces and flower beds. Flowers have terry caps in white, yellow, orange and red. For active growth and massive flowering, the plant needs bright light. Its varieties are the white flowers purslane and the Splendens.

  • Portulak belotsvetkovy - a plant with incredibly beautiful double flowers,
  • Portulac "Splendens" - an unusual plant with bright purple flowers.

Purslane: landing and care

Growing a purslane is best done using seeds. In March, it is necessary to plant seeds in a special soil, it is taken from the garden plot, loosened and shed water.

Planting steps:

  1. Sowing seeds in a pot. This is done by lightly pressing movements.
  2. The pot must be covered with foil and wait for the first shoots. Portulac likes good lighting, so it should be put in a sunny place.
  3. After emergence of shoots the film needs to be removed. Purslane sprouts are very weak, you should not water them, but you can and should be sprayed.
  4. After one month, the seedlings of dandur are dived into separate containers, put in a warm place and watered with settled water.

It is possible to plant seedlings in open ground, when the weather has settled, and warm days will come. It is preferable to do this in the morning or evening. The distance between plantings should be at least 15 cm. This will facilitate the care of an annual plant, and provide an opportunity to grow a beautiful carpet.

Attention! Loose sprouts may die as temperatures fluctuate.

Many argue that dandur is a completely unpretentious plant that does not require self-care. This is not quite true. Portulaca requires regular watering, it is impossible to prevent the plants from drying. Watering should be once every 5-7 days, in hot weather - more often. Be sure to need weeding from weeds.

In general, growing an annual plant is not burdensome, but requires periodic interventions.

Purslane: breeding

The reproduction of the plant occurs through seeds, often self-seeding. It can also multiply by dividing the bushes and cuttings.

  1. Planting seeds. Buying seeds in stores is better in late winter or early spring. Seedlings are prepared in advance.
  2. Samosev. Produced by self-ejection of seeds from a ripe plant box. As a rule, this happens involuntarily. Thus, in a few years, a real grass carpet can grow on your own. The only thing, in the absence of proper care, he is wild and overgrown with weeds.
  3. Reproduction by cuttings. This process occurs by rooting the process in the sandy soil composition. Requires infrequent watering. The cuttings rooted very quickly and can be in the pot until planting in open ground.

Dandour: diseases and pests

Portulac is not particularly prone to disease. Sometimes it can affect the fungus, externally, the leaves become spotty. In this case, the affected leaves should be removed and the plant treated with a fungicide with a copper content.

Council If the dandur has been attacked by aphids, then a solution from laundry soap will help you in fighting it.

Silvery spots on the plant signal the appearance of thrips. Only insecticides can handle them.

Portulac: applications

Dandoor truly versatile plant. Growing it as food is common in the Caucasus. The stems of the plant are used to make salads, soups, side dishes and additives to meat and spicy dishes. It has a tart and spicy finish. Those who have tried it say that it looks like a mixture of spinach and sorrel.

Purslane is used to treat many ailments. Stems infused with alcohol are suitable for the treatment of psoriasis, arthritis and ulcers, and the seeds - as depriving lotions. It also helps with insomnia, scurvy, flatulence, eye diseases, dysentery and diabetes. Due to the low calorie content, it can be used in dietary nutrition. The treatment of gynecological diseases and the maintenance of potency is also within the powers of this miracle plant. The high content of vitamins and trace elements helps to fight seasonal vitamin deficiencies.

Fresh portulaca juice is an excellent remedy for warts, it helps with peptic ulcer and problems with digestive organs.

Has a number of contraindications:

  1. Individual intolerance.
  2. Vegetative dystonia.
  3. Convulsions in history.

Combination with other plants and role in landscape design

Due to the fact that the plant survives on poor soils, purslane is an ideal option for use in landscape design. They are decorated with garden plots, used for the design of alpine slides.

Rockeries, shrouded in dandoor, look neat and at the same time original. Suitable for breeding in mixborders, and purslane should be in the foreground.

Portulaca is decorated with terraces, balconies, verandas, arbors and vases. The plant is perfectly combined with marigolds, zinnias and nasturtiums.

Portulak is an annual, ornamental, medicinal plant, used in cooking and in everyday life. It can be grown on any soil, because it is almost unpretentious in caring for itself. Growing up, the plant forms a lawn that does not need to be cut, and in summer it will delight you with flowers of various colors.

Types and varieties of portulaca: photos


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Since I live in the North Caucasus, I can safely say that purslane is very common here. Only here in our part of the North Caucasus it is sown as a border plant that pleases with its color variety all summer. He really is not whimsical, it can be planted in any soil, even with seeds, although the seedlings, of course, can not be watered at all. But as a culinary plant they use very little. Basically garden purslane burnt and given to feed poultry, which he loves too. And in our area for the thick succulent leaves and the stem of this plant is also nicknamed Fatyanka. Since my mother is from Baku, where purslane was used in cooking, now we also use it, namely: we make salad. And marinate for the winter. If done correctly, it turns out very tasty!

How to plant and care for purslane

Planting portulaca in open ground, it is desirable to hold, when the seedlings have already grown 10-15 leaves and formed several buds.

Portulacum landing procedure:

  • the wells for the plants must be staggered at a distance of 15–20 cm from each other so that the flowers have enough space for growth,
  • in the hole you can plant a few shoots
  • The seedling is required to be buried to the cotyledon leaves.

Tip: the best time for landing portulaca is early morning or evening.

In the first week after planting, the plant is watered every day, then as needed. The main care for purslane consists of two mandatory procedures - watering and prevention of exposure to negative factors, such as pests (such as aphids). Perhaps the disease.

In hot weather, flowers are watered under the root of non-cold, settled water to enhance their growth. It is necessary to do it - once a week. A purslane-growing purslane protects itself against moisture loss as well as weeds. He does not need loosening of the soil, fertilizers.

Nevertheless, the purslane flower culture, the cultivation of which does not give the gardener much trouble, no less than other ornamental plants need care and care.

Board: In the fall, flowers can be transplanted into a pot in order to propagate in the spring by cutting.

Conclusion

Give yourself a bit of summer by planting several portulaca processes in a pot with a nutrient substrate. All you have to do is place the flower on the south window. А потом он подарит вам изумительно красивое цветение, вплоть до наступления нового дачного сезона.

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