Plant Care Common Purslane
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Common Purslane

Also known as

Little Hogweed, Pursley, Duckweed and portulaca rum punch

Taxonomy

Portulaca oleracea
Portulaca
Portulacaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Common Purslane

Water

How often to water your Common Purslane

Water needs for Common Purslane
0.5 cups
every 12

Common Purslane needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Common Purslane

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Common Purslane in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Purslane: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Purslane love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Common Purslane does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Purslane in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Purslane

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Purslane: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Common Purslane after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Common Purslane is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Common Purslane

Common Purslane

Common Purslane


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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