Portulaca umbraticola

Portulaca umbraticola

Wingpod purslane

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Portulaca umbraticola
  • Common name: Wingpod purslane
  • Family: Portulacaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent
Flower colour:

Orange

Peach

Pink

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Portulaca umbraticola, commonly known as wingpod purslane, is a small, succulent annual or short-lived perennial with fleshy foliage and colourful blooms that vary in colour, from tangerine oranges to hot reds and pinks.

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It’s particularly suited to growing from seed then planting out in pots and containers, or in colourful summer and autumn bedding schemes. It’ll thrive in the hottest, brightest sun and is renowned for its drought tolerance.

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For best results, grow Portulaca umbraticola in full sun and well-drained soil. If plants start to look untidy in summer, cut back half of the growth to encourage fresh, flower-bearing shoots. Water sparingly and feed with a balanced slow-release fertiliser.

How to grow Portulaca umbraticola

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do Collect seeds in August

Do Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Portulaca umbraticola and wildlife

Portulaca umbraticola is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Portulaca umbraticola poisonous?

Portulaca umbraticola can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to Livestock

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to People

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