Portulaca Villosa

Where does succulent come from?

Portulaca Villosa - The Succulent WorldThis is an uncommon endemic species of Hawaii islands ( Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Maui, Kahoʻolawe, Hawaiʻi, Northwest Islands except Kauai and Ni’ihau) USA

What succulent looks like?   

Portulaca Villosa - The Succulent WorldPortulaca villosa is a spreading annual or perennial (greater than 5 years) succulent herb up to 30 cm tall, that is known to have a 60 cm spread. Flowers of this species are white, pink, or pink with a white base. It appears scarcely different from Portulaca pilosa except in the seeds which are smooth or when considerably magnified minutely marked with sinuous areolations.

How to grow succulent?

Portulaca Villosa - The Succulent WorldPortulaca villosa is rarely grown in tropical climates as an ornamental plant for annual bedding or as a container plant. It requires ample sunlight and well-drained soils. Although it survives difficult conditions, plants will produce more lush growth and flowers when provided sufficient moisture and rich soils. This species has proven to be a great indoor plant, but only if used in a very sunny window planted excellent drainage.

It grows well in poor, sandy or gravelly soils. The soil must be very well-drained. It will also thrive in well-drained containers with a mulch of pebbles or sand.

Experimentally cultivated in Cuba as a medicinal plant.

How to take care succulent?

Portulaca Villosa - The Succulent WorldBy Cuttings and seeds. Portulaca villosa is easy to grow from tip cuttings. Rooting hormones and mist systems are not necessary. They will root in a couple of weeks. Sow the seeds on the surface of a pre-moistened, sterile, well draining mix. Do not cover the seeds with planting mix.