Portulaca is a genus of flowering plants in the family Portulacaceae, native to South America. The genus includes about 30 species of annual and perennial herbs. The leaves are alternate, simple, and often fleshy. The flowers are solitary or in clusters, and have five petals. The fruit is a capsule.
Plant grow best in sandy, well-drained soil.
Plant are drought tolerant and do not require much water.
Plant bloom from summer to fall.
Plant prefer full sun to partial shade.
Plant are not heavy feeders, but benefit from occasional fertilization.
Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continued blooming.
Plant make excellent border plants and are often used in rock gardens.