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How to water Moss rose?

Moss rose
Portulaca grandiflora
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The best way to water Moss rose is to soak it thoroughly and then allow it to dry out before it gets watered again. Since this plant is somewhat drought tolerant, you can let it get quite dry before watering again. It is always better to give this type of plant too little water over too much.
When you water, make sure the soil gets thoroughly soaked throughout the whole pot. Don’t pour the water in just one spot, but rather try to go around the whole rim of the planter to be sure that it has a chance to get wet on all sides of the plant. The correct amount of water will depend on the size of your container and how much water your soil absorbs. Give your Moss rose enough water that it drains out from the drainage holes and then (ideally) leave the drained water in the saucer for about 20-30 minutes to absorb into dry pockets of soil. After that, discard any excess water that’s still in the saucer to avoid the soil getting waterlogged.
Bottom-watering is also an excellent method for the Moss rose, as you can be sure that the soil gets thoroughly moistened. This process involves placing the pot into a saucer of water and allowing the soil to absorb moisture through the drainage holes. You will know that the soil has absorbed enough water when the top layer is moist. This takes a bit more time than top-watering, but is almost foolproof in getting an even distribution of water throughout the pot.
The original habitat of Moss rose is relatively dry with little rain, but when it rains, the soil will be thoroughly moistened. So you can mimic this situation by bottom-watering your plant when the soil is totally dry. Deep soil bathing is better than frequent light watering for Moss rose.
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Moss rose (Portulaca grandiflora)
Moss rose
A species of Purslanes, Also known as Eleven O'Clock, Moss-Rose Purslane, Sun rose, Vietnam rose
Botanical name: Portulaca grandiflora
Genus: Purslanes
Description
Moss rose is an ornamental flowering semi-succulent plant native to South America. Gardeners can cultivate this easy-to-grow plant in annual flowerbeds, in containers, or in hanging baskets because of its trailing habit. Different cultivars have been selected and propagated for achieving striking variations in color, shape, and petal number of the flowers.
Garden Use
Moss rose is often found indoors as an ornamental potted plant. In summer, it blooms in a variety of bright colors. It can also be grown as a ground cover plant. It's quite adaptable and not hard to grow, provided with ample sunlight and a little moisture in a warm environment. Sufficient sunlight is a must.
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