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Mojave® Red Purslane

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  • Height 4-8 Inches
  • Width 12-16 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • Blooming hot pinks to dark reds!

Portulaca Mojave Red (Portulaca umbraticola) is wow, just wow! No need to watch a sunset when you can grow one in your own backyard. Just as the name suggests, this is a heat, humidity and drought tolerant annual growing well in zones 10-11. The hotter it gets the more Mojave red blooms and shines. This easy care, trailing plant is a great addition to the landscape and can be enjoyed in both containers and hanging baskets, as well. Blooming hot pinks to dark reds from late spring through first frost, this succulent is a showstopper.

Mojave red has a mounding, trailing form making it an excellent choice for containers as a spiller when planted at the edges of mixed pots. It’s trailing habit makes this plant a perfect selection for hanging baskets. In the landscape, utilize Mojave red as a ground cover, in mass plantings, for borders, in mixed containers and for hanging baskets. It is an excellent ground cover. Mojave is bee-friendly but also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. It has no real disease or pest issues.

Mojave Red Purslane Care

Portulaca Mojave red is a no fuss, easy care, plant with little to no maintenance requirements. Mojave red does not require deadheading, but can benefit from a late summer pruning or trimming to encourage a new flush of blooms. Growing well in plant hardiness zones 9-11, Mojave red shines in full sun but does not perform well in poorly drained soils and will tolerate dry soils. Because Mojave red is a succulent, it is considered a low water use plant. Growing up to 4 – 8 inches in height and trailing up to 16 inches Mojave red can be used as a ground cover in the landscape. It is not fussy about soil type or pH and it is said to tolerate salty soils. A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular liquid fertilizer of potted plants will keep plants looking great year-round. Do not need a lot of fertilizer to perform well.

Grown as an herbaceous annual in zones 9-11 Mojave red can live through mild winters and carry on with continuous blooms. Plants grown in containers should get full sun for best performance and for maximum bloom yields. Mojave red can be grown on patios and porches with six or more hours of sun, but will not do well indoors.

Mojave Red Purslane Spacing

Plant 8 – 10 inches apart in containers and hanging baskets. For garden beds and grown in mass, plants should be spaced approximately 10 - 12 inches apart. When grown in mass or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart.

Mojave® Red Purslane Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description: Rose Red
Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 4-8 Inches
Spread: 12-16 Inches
Spacing: 8-10 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Hanging Baskets, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Salt Tolerant, Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Large Flowers, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Moderate
Scientific Name: Portulaca umbraticola 'POR1600' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Common Name: Mojave® Red Purslane
Other Name(s): Wingpod Purslane
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners
SKU:
PORMRP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations