How to Sow Mini Portulaca Seeds
Consumed widely as it is an edible flower, and a well known ornamental flower too. Mini portulaca is also part of the purslane family, with it being used to feed animals and even some insects love to eat them. Mini portulaca bloom into beautiful, single headed flowers of varying colours, which will naturally spread if left. Mini portulaca prefers hotter climates, so be sure to place plants in an area which receives lots of sunlight.
Guidance on How to Sow Mini Portulaca from Seed
- Mini portulaca can be grown indoors in containers, pots or window boxes in an area with enough light and warmth. Using a fine grade seed compost, will help seeds to germinate.
- The germination period takes between 10 to 21 days and 10 to 12 weeks to fully mature with a temperature between 18 to 21C, do not cover the seeds as they need light to germinate keeping the soil well drained in full sun.
- When sowing seeds make sure to cover them with glass or polythene to help keep moisture and heat in. This helps to increase germination rates.
- Once big enough they can be transplanted to their final location, with full sun well drained soil.
- Mini portulaca is edible once the flowers have bloomed and can be used in drinks, cooking, baking and can even be feed to animals.