Plant Care Desert Horse Purslane

Desert Horse Purslane

Also known as

Desert horse purslane, black pigweed and giant pigweed

Taxonomy

Trianthema portulacastrum
Trianthema
Aizoaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Desert Horse Purslane

Water

How often to water your Desert Horse Purslane

Water needs for Desert Horse Purslane
0.5 cups
every 12

Desert Horse 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Desert Horse Purslane in your home

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

Desert Horse Purslane love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Desert Horse Purslane does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Desert Horse Purslane

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

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Care Summary for Desert Horse Purslane

Desert Horse 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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