Plant Care Common Purslane

Common Purslane

Also known as

Little Hogweed, Pursley and Duckweed


Portulaca oleracea

How to care for Common Purslane


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

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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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

Common Purslane is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Common Purslane

Common Purslane

Common Purslane

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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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