My moss roses Appear to have been eaten away. Any idea what might have done this? Happened pretty suddenly it seems.
It is hard to say without catching the creature in the act. It could be insects, rabbits, deer, or anything else that might munch on your plants.
Usually, this will not harm the plant, though.
Keeping pests away with hot pepper soak water, and garlic extract or powder is quite effective for most creatures. A fence or cage may be necessary to prevent this, fully, though.
Here is an article that will help you to care for the plant:
I have enjoyed the potulaca plants and they have done beautifully outside. When I got my four plants this past summer, I left them in their pots having drainage holes and making somewhat of a hole to set the pots in so they wouldn't blow away. Is it possible to bring them in those pots and winter them so I can again put them out in the spring? I would love to save them if at all possible. I live in Southeast Iowa just north of Burlington. I have a Sun room with windows on all sides but the south . My plants generally do well when I keep it cool in there with the registers closed. I appreciate your advice. Mary Massner
Yes, they should do fine in your sunroom. They will take less water indoors than they did outside. They also will reseed so normally when people plant them in the ground, the next year they come back from seed that dropped the previous fall.
My Portulaca plant has developed some disease, probably fungus but I'm not sure. Can you please help me identify it correctly? It has happened during the monsoon season, probably due to high humidity. Attaching an image for reference.
They have low water needs, so I'm sure the monsoon left it overwatered. It may bounce back; do not water again till the soil is dry. (We didn't get the photo.)
I live in San Jose, CA, and I'm planting a lot of portulaca in my front yard. Some say it will not survive the winter, and I'll have to replant in the spring. Others say it will die back some but reestablish itself in the spring. We get a half dozen days of frost in the winter. We get a freeze every 15 to 20 years. Please tell me what your opinion is.
While they don't withstand a freeze, portulaca is famous for reseeding.
i have two portcula plants and they have buds but before buds bloom to flower they die
I suspect they are being overwatered. Moss rose does not need regular water, and when you do water, just water lightly because they have shallow roots. They also need lots of sunlight.
Will the portulaca attract bees. Are bees the only pollinator to help my zucchini and cucumbers grow?
Nectar rich flowering plants native to your region are typically the best pollinator plants. But portulaca is a plant that bees and butterflies visit. Zucchini and cucumber are pollinated by bees as well as other flying insects.