Portulaca Plants
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Portulaca plants

Zone Granada Hills, CA | Bbzoie22 added on October 12, 2017 | Answered

My plant are not doing well. I live in Southern California. It has been extremely hot. I water 2 to 3 times a week. They get full sun 90 percent of the day? I don't know a lot about these plants. Is their thinning out and not flowering at this time of year normal? Attached are a few pictures. Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you. Cheryl

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 12, 2017

These are pretty drought tolerant, and don't like to remain wet for long. I would also add dolomitic lime around the area, as it looks like your pH may be a bit off in your soil. Here is an article on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/portulaca/portulaca-plants.htm

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