Portulaca – Mojave® Fuchsia

Garden Height
4 - 8
8 - 10
12 - 16
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
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This durable and colorful flowering succulent blooms all summer long in juicy shades of tangerine, pink, red, fuchsia, and yellow without deadheading. Choose which color suits your color palette when you buy. The vivid blooms are a welcome sight especially in high summer when they really come into their own. This plant is a great choice for warm climates and poor, drier soils.   

  • Continuous Re-Bloom
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Long Blooming
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Succulent

Attracts: Butterflies

Maintenance Notes:

The flowers of Portulaca will close at night and reopen the next day.  They will tolerate dry soils, although they will perform optimally with average moisture.  These are tough plants that will tolerate poor soils and do not need a lot of fertilizer to perform well.  Deadheading is not needed.

Uses Notes:

Use in pots, window boxes, baskets and as a ground cover.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Planting to Frost

Hardiness Zones: 11b

Flower Form: Mass Planting

Soil Fertility: Poor Soil

pH: C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

Fertilization: 150 - 200

Light Requirements: High

Water Requirements: Dry to Moderate

Rooting Out Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature: 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information:

Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]:

4-5" and Quart Pot: 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot: 5-7
7-9" Pot: 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot: 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators:

Pinching is not needed. PGRs are generally not necessary, but Sumagic is effective if needed.
Florel should not be used because it causes yellowing of the foliage.

Pest and Disease Management:

Watch for aphids and white flies.
Good sanitation practices include keeping greenhouses clean at all times, eliminating weeds and debris, disinfecting equipment in greenhouses as often as possible and keeping hose ends off of the greenhouse floor. Good water management practices are critical for good, healthy plant growth.

Grower Tips:

-Grow on the dry side to help naturally control growth.
-When holding at cool temperatures, be sure to maintain temperatures no lower than 50 F to avoid leaf drop. Some red coloration on leaf margins may appear with cool temperatures.
-In addition to cool temperatiures, red leaf margins can indicate over fertilization or extremely high light.

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