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Mojave® Tangerine Purslane

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  • Height 4-8 Inches
  • Width 12-16 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • Beautiful trailing succulent with orange flowers!

The large, vivid tangerine five-petaled flowers with bright yellow centers produced by Portulaca Mojave Tangerine (Portulaca umbraticola) will add a burst of sunshine to your gardens from late spring to frost. The flowers close at night and reopen in the morning. For best results, plant them in full sun conditions. This short plant will grow between 4 and 8 inches tall with a 12 to 16-inch spread in a trailing habit.

The drought, heat, humidity, and salt tolerance qualities of Portulaca Mojave Tangerine make it an award winner in the top performer category. This plant can be used in pots, window boxes, hanging baskets, mass plantings, and as a ground cover. It performs in the spiller role in container gardens and will trail up to 16 inches. Both bees and butterflies will be attracted to the flowers.

Mojave Tangerine Purslane Care

This plant will tolerate dry conditions but will perform better in soils with an average moisture level. Portulaca Mojave Tangerine has low fertilizer needs. This plant is a wonderful choice for warm climates with poor, dry soils.

Deadheading is not required for this succulent to continuously bloom. This plant is typically grown as an annual but is hardy in zones 10 to 11. It may survive indoors as a houseplant in full sun conditions.

Mojave Tangerine Purslane Spacing

In a garden bed, space plants 8 to 10 inches apart, center on center. They can be planted a minimum of 6 inches apart in a container to achieve a fuller look. They’ll look great combined with taller plants that produce similar or contrasting color flowers.

Mojave® Tangerine Purslane Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Orange
Flower Description: Bright Orange
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, Groundcover, Hanging Baskets, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Salt Tolerant, Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Large Flowers, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Portulaca umbraticola 'DPAZ15' USPP 23,243
Common Name: Mojave® Tangerine Purslane
Other Name(s): Wingpod Purslane
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

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  • 5

    Posted by Donna Brown on May 7th 2021

    Plants were very healthy when I received them. Started blooming 3 days after planting.