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 950 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.

Taxonomy

Portulaca grandiflora
Portulaca
Portulacaceae
Caryophyllales

Also known as

Rose Moss and 11 Horas

How to care for Moss Rose Purselane

💦 Water

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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Moss Rose Purselane →

Common Moss Rose Purselane Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Moss Rose Purselane thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Moss Rose Purselane Water Frequency →

Moss Rose Purselane Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Moss Rose Purselane requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Moss Rose Purselane Light Requirements →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Moss Rose Purselane Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Moss Rose Purselane prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Moss Rose Purselane Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Moss Rose Purselane is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Moss Rose Purselane →

When and How to Successfully Repot Moss Rose Purselane →


💩 Fertilizer

Moss Rose Purselane grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Moss Rose Purselane →


🌎 Native Region

Moss Rose Purselane is native to Tropics and warm temperate regions worldwide.


🌸 Flowers

Moss Rose Purselane produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Moss Rose Purselane Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Moss Rose Purselane grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Moss Rose Purselane →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Moss Rose Purselane can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Moss Rose Purselane can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Moss Rose Purselane →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Moss Rose Purselane

Moss Rose Purselane

Moss Rose Purselane


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.

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
@Mari
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 124 XP
globe Fort Worth, TX
09/04/2021

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
@Kinzie
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 89 XP
globe Bluffton, IN
07/01/2021

Water often

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@corrupt_riot avatar
@@corrupt_riot
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 197 XP
globe Rogersville, TN
05/16/2021

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

@Chickenzee avatar
@@Chickenzee
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 127 XP
05/15/2021

Grows very fast and I like the color

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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