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Portulaca umbraticola 'Duet Rose Improved'

Family Name: Portulacaceae
Common Name: Purslane, Moss Rose
Full Sun: 6-8h Little Water Green Roof Hanging Basket Ornamental Flowers Shallow Media Herbaceous


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a herbaceous plant with succulent leaves and stems.
Foliage Its fleshy leaves are dull-green, ovate to oblong.
Flowers Its five-petaled flowers are bright-orange to purple, with golden margins.
Cultivation This plant requires full sun to flower profusely.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Shallow Media (8 -10cm)
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Green Roof, Flowerbed / Border, Hanging Basket

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Little Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Thick
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Orange, Purple, Yellow / Golden
Flowering Opening Time Daytime

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Master ID 32538
Species ID 6950
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.