Very few people know the peculiarity of Portulaca Grandiflora. With this fantastic trick you will make many small seedlings: here’s how you have to do it.

Portulaca Grandiflora

Portulaca grandiflora is a very beautiful flowering plant. It creates a real scenography with its colorful flowers. It is an annual herbaceous plant that does not have large dimensions. In fact, its branches do not exceed 20 centimeters and are covered with very small leaves.

The leaves of Portulaca are in fact very thin and small. They come in the form of needle-like and are about 2 or 3 centimeters long. The flowers are cup-shaped or simple and can be of different colors. From white to pink but also orange, yellow and red.

Portulaca Grandiflora

It is a plant that is grown very easily and does not need special attention. Below we will see a trick that few know to create new seedlings from a Portulaca Grandiflora that you already have. By following all these simple steps you can do it too because it is really simple.

Portulaca Grandiflora: here’s how to make new seedlings

As we said then we are going to see how to root the leaves Portulaca grandiflora. The method is very simple and will allow you to have the latest results in a short time. First you need to choose a very healthy and very green branch. Only in this way will you get results.

Before proceeding with the cut, carefully disinfect your scissors or your pocket knife. Do it with alcohol and cloth, now you can cut. Gently then go to detach all the leaves that are present on this branch. Remember to do it with extreme delicacy so as not to ruin the branch.

Portulaca Grandiflora leaves

Now take a rectangular pot already filled with the substrate. Moisten and put all the leaves that we have removed from the branch, making sure that the part that enters the soil is the one that has just been detached from the plant. Also put the branch. With a sprayer water your seedlings and place the pot in a shaded but well-lit place.

Be careful not to let the substrate dry out and water it daily. After about 30 days you will begin to see the first results. The small leaves will have created their roots as well as the branch will have created other twigs rich in leaves. As soon as the roots have developed the new plant they are ready to be planted.

New seedlings of Portulaca Grandiflora

Now you can then plant them individually in pots. Take care of these and wait for them to grow. Itwill take a few months but pay attention to the care you give us. Below we will give you some useful tips to grow these new small seedlings in the correct way to have beautiful flowers. Details in the next paragraph.

Some tips on how to grow this plant

Portulaca grandiflora can be grown both in pots and in the garden and much depends on the size of the plant. At first it is preferable that the seedlings stay in the pots. This plant loves exposure to the sun and in fact if placed in the shade does not bloom. So put it in the right place.

Water is also very important and must be moderate and regular. It is important to dry the soil between one watering and another to avoid any stagnation of water. It is a plant that tolerates drought and therefore it is better not to drown it with water. The climate in which it is best is medium-warm.

Portulaca grandiflora in bloom

In fact, it does not like too low temperatures and in Italy it blooms towards late spring. The soil must be well drained and if it is missing it will be enough to add some material to the soil. The fertilizer can also be avoided and if used attention to which one to choose. Do not use a fertilizer for green plants because otherwise you will lose the flowers.