Plant Care Moss Rose Purselane

Moss Rose Purselane

4.6 out of 5 (14 experiences)

Moss Rose Purselane has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Moss Rose Purselane has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Moss Rose Purselane

Moss Rose Purselane is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 417 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Moss Rose Purselane likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Moss Rose Purselane belongs to the Portulaca genus, and is native to Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.


Portulaca grandiflora

Also known as

Rose Moss and 11 Horas

How to care for Moss Rose Purselane


How often to water your Moss Rose Purselane

Water needs for Moss Rose Purselane
0.5 cups
every 12

Moss Rose Purselane 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 Moss Rose Purselane

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Moss Rose Purselane in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Moss Rose Purselane: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Moss Rose Purselane love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Moss Rose Purselane does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Moss Rose Purselane in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Moss Rose Purselane

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Moss Rose Purselane: 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 Moss Rose Purselane after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Moss Rose Purselane is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Moss Rose Purselane

Moss Rose Purselane

Moss Rose Purselane

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.

What other plant parents say

Moss Rose Purselane has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Moss Rose Purselane has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Moss Rose Purselane has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Moss Rose Purselane has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Moss Rose Purselane has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Mari avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 124 XP
globe Fort Worth, TX

This plant comes back no matter what you do, or don’t do. I forgot it for 3 years and when I pulled the pot out to reuse it the plant started growing again!

Survivor Survivor
Kinzie avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 89 XP
globe Bluffton, IN

Water often

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Corrupt_riot avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 197 XP
globe Rogersville, TN

You should probably mist it with water once every two days for best results!

Chickenzee avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 127 XP

Grows very fast and I like the color

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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