Live in VA. Can you bring portulaca inside to keep during winter to replant next spring? Or will they come back if kept in a pot? Thanks for your reply Helen
Portulaca typically reseeds itself and will come back the next spring, often quite prolifically. If you wish to, it is certainly possible to keep portulaca as a beautiful indoor container plant during the winter. You could also try saving seeds from your outdoor plants to plant next spring.
Thank you very much
I have Portulaca in a hanging basket and ants are all in them. How can I make them go away forever? They seem to be mostly in the middle of the flowers but some are in the dirt and on the vines.
Your plant could have ants due to an infestation. Neem Oil can be used to help with insects and it also works as an fungicide.
Is it necessary to deadhead portulaca?
Dead heading the flowers will help encourage your plants to continue flowering.
It also can help control self seeding.
My portulaca makes buds, but they don't open into flowers. How can I correct this issue? I got it as a potted plant and have it indoors near a window.
Portulaca need full sun and well draining soil.
Water only when soil is dry in a container.
Indoors your flowers may not be getting enough sunlight.
Also some varieties only open in the morning and close by night, you could be missing the flowers peak period.
Should you deadhead the spent blooms?
Portulaca generally doesn't need deadheading as it continues to bloom as long as it's nutritional needs are being met. If you want to deadhead go ahead, but it isn't necessary. Feed with a fertilizer higher in Phosphorous and Potash than Nitrogen to encourage new blooms. When looking at the three numbers on the label of a fertilizer. The first is Nitrogen, 2nd is Phosphorous and the 3rd is Potash. Super Bloom Fertilizer works well. Generally portulaca isn't super fussy.
I planted portulaca plants 3 weeks ago & instead of flowering like they normally due they are going into seed like they would normally do in September. This is still June. Any idea why?
Keeping the spent flowers deadheaded will help the plant continue blooming.
My portulaca come to a bud, but they mostly go to seed, my garden plants are gorgeous, what am I doing wrong?
Try dead heading the plants to promote new flowers.
It may need to be reminded to keep growing instead of forming so many seeds.