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How offen would you water Porchulaca?

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Gail1949

Asked by Gail1949 at 6:24 PM on May. 7, 2013 in Home & Garden

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  • When the dirt looks dry.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:34 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • "Moss Rose is easy to grow. Grow Moss Rose plants in full sun. Plants prefer average to poor soils. They prefer loose, sandy or loam soil. A well draining composition is important.
    Moss Rose is drought and heart tolerant. In the flower garden, watering is seldom needed. If growing in containers or hanging pots, allow the soil to dry between watering. Add a general purpose, high nitrogen fertilizer when first planting, to help them to get a good start. Add a high Phosphorous fertilizer just before blooming. No other fertilizer applications should be needed for the season.
    Moss Rose produce tough, long lasting, rose-like blooms, in early summer. Pinch or deadhead spent flowers to promote more blooms.
    Prune plants to create a fuller, neater appearance. Provide plenty of air circulation through the plant to help avoid fungal disease.
    Plants are annuals that are very susceptible to frost. Cover them up whenever cold temperature"
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • Depends on how often it rains, how hot it is, how windy it is.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 6:43 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • Water really well right after planting, then about once a week for the first two or three weeks. After that, it's unlikely you'll EVER need to water for the sake of the portulaca. That stuff looks wonderful when everything else is dying from drought.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 6:52 PM on May. 7, 2013

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