|my neglected Moss Rose|
What are Portulaca Grandiflora?
Portulaca Grandiflora are also called Moss Rose. In the past, I wasn't very attracted to the moss rose
plants I've seen. Then one year, I saw these amazing, white Moss Rose flowers. Since then, I've had a pot of Moss Roses on my budget balcony each summer. And each summer I've been pleased with them.
I have recently returned from a week away from my apartment, during a heatwave, and the Moss Rose continues to do well while my other plants have either wilted or nearly died. I hadn't thought of asking someone to water my plants while I was away. Drought-tolerant is only one of the good traits about the Moss Rose.
- does well in full sun
- tolerates heat
- prefers desert-like conditions
- is an "easy" care plant
- is easy to propagate (self-seeds or from cuttings)
- is an annual, so it does not need overwintering care
- is inexpensive and easy-to-find
|the white Moss Rose that made me fall in love|
Successful Budget Balcony Gardens
While gardeners who enjoy the act of gardening, budget balcony gardens are more successful with plants that are appropriate for the conditions found on your balcony or patio. My balcony is covered, so rainfall does not benefit my plants. My balcony is exposed to direct sun for the vast majority of the day. Plants that do the best on my balcony can tolerate full sun, heat, and sometimes drought. If you explore the plants that are suited to your balcony, you too can have a successful container garden on your balcony.
A brief video I found on Youtube about Portulaca Grandiflora:
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