Purslane Big Bloom Red Unrooted Cuttings

Purslane Big Bloom Red - Unrooted Cuttings

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Price per cutting: 12¢
Total Per 100: $12.00

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Purslane (in the genus Portulaca) are spreading succulents that may have originated in Europe or North Africa. Both our own purslane and our patented portulaca perform well in heat and drought and naturally load up with small, colorful blooms. Use purslane in hanging baskets or as colorful cascading elements in combination planters.


Growing Tips

Your unrooted cuttings will arrive freshly cut. You will need to plant them immediately and begin a misting cycle to root the cuttings. This will leech the soil of nutrients, so during the propagation phase use a constant feed of 1/3 the normal recommended dosage of fertilizer until well rooted.

 

For best results with Purslane, we recommend using a constant feed program of 200 ppm N. Maintain a pH between 6.0 - 6.5.

Pinching

Pinching is recommended 5-10 days after transplantation. A second pinch may be necessary depending on the size and shape of the final pot.

Spacing

Space pots adequately to allow for light penetration and airflow between foliage of adjacent pots. We recommend 6-8 inches for 4” pots and 18-24 inches for 10” pots.

Height Control

Maintaining high light intensity and pinching are the best way to control height. An initial pinch is recommended, but additional pinching may be necessary to shape your final product.

Pests

Aphids and thrips are the biggest pest problems with Purslane.

Disease

Big Bloom Red are not prone to many diseases, but watch for botrytis while the days are short. This grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label’s instructions.

Planting Big Bloom Red Liners

  1. We recommend planting 4-5 starter plants per 10 inch basket. Use a well-drained soil in your baskets and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. If you are planting 4” pots, 1 plant per pot should be sufficient if you have enough time. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.
  2. Pinching is recommended 5-10 days after transplantation. A second pinch may be necessary depending on the size and shape of the final pot.

Unrooted Cuttings

Cuttings vary in size between different plant families, but most can be described as tip cuttings (ivy are leaf-and-eye stem cuttings not tips) that stick nicely in small plug trays such as the 105-plug tray we use (some varieties are better suited for a 50 cell tray, i.e. Angelwing Begonia, Bougainvillea, Setcrecea, etc.). Please do not order unrooted cuttings unless you are an experienced propagator with mist systems and proper temperature control.
Purslane Big Bloom Red Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time8 Weeks
10" crop time12 Weeks
Bloom PeriodSpring, Summer, Fall
ColorRed
HabitTrailing
Height6-12 Inches
LightFull Sun
Minimum Temp60
Perennial Zone11-12
Water NeedsLight


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