Portulaca Plants


Anonymous added on May 8, 2018 | Answered

We planted some portulacas in hanging baskets and they were so pretty and colorful, now none of them are blooming. It is like they all quit blooming at the same time, like the flowers are all dried up. We don't water them often, because we don't want to over water them and they have full sun. They were blooming and all of a sudden none of them are blooming. Do you know what could be causing them not to bloom? Feeling sad :( Thanks for your help!

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Answered on May 8, 2018

Sometimes portulaca blooms in flushes then spends energy forming seeds. If it looks otherwise healthy, trimming the plant back by a third should stimulate more bloom.(This is essentially dead-heading.) In the ground, portulaca doesn't need fertilizing but in a container, it does. Try to find a fertilizer that is low in nitrogen. Of course, you should see what happens if you increase watering. Potting mix dries out faster than garden soil and while it is true that portulaca seldom needs watering in the ground, this is not the case in containers.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Portulaca Plants

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.