Plant Care Moss-Rose Purslane

Moss-Rose Purslane

4.5 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Moss-Rose Purslane has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Moss-Rose Purslane has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Rose Moss and 11 Horas


Portulaca grandiflora

How to care for Moss-Rose Purslane


How often to water your Moss-Rose Purslane

Water needs for Moss-Rose Purslane
0.5 cups
every 12

Moss-Rose 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 Moss-Rose Purslane

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Moss-Rose Purslane in your home

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

Moss-Rose Purslane 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 Purslane does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Moss-Rose Purslane

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Moss-Rose Purslane

Moss-Rose Purslane

Moss-Rose 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.

What other plant parents say

Moss-Rose Purslane has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Moss-Rose Purslane has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Moss-Rose Purslane has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Moss-Rose Purslane has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Moss-Rose Purslane has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Moss-Rose Purslane has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Mari avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 120 XP
globe Fort Worth, Texas

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, Indiana

Water often

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Corrupt_riot avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 197 XP
globe Rogersville, Tennessee

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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