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Portulaca 'ColorBlast Watermelon Punch'

Family Name: Portulacaceae
Common Name: Portulaca, Purslane, Moss Rose
Full Sun: 6-8h Little Water Hanging Basket Ornamental Flowers Dry Soils / Drought Shallow Media Succulent Plant Creeper


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Succulent Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Maximum Height 8 cm to 20 cm
Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width 30 cm to 60 cm

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Dry Soils / Drought, Shallow Media (8 -10cm), Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Container Planting, Skyrise / Balcony
Thematic Landscaping Rockery / Desert Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Little Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Thick
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Alternate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Sessile
Foliar Shape(s)
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute, Rounded
Foliar Base Cuneate

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Yellow / Golden, Red

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Master ID 33865
Species ID 8281
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.