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Purslane RíoGrande™ Orange

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Well-matched in vigor, controlled habit and good branching. Exceptionally large flowers in a vibrant range of core colors – beautiful in baskets. Rugged performer thrives in heat and keeps flowering all Summer.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 3-4" (8-10cm)
Spread: 10-12" (25-30cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: No
Average Days with Mist: 4-7
Pinch: Yes
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 2-3
Comments: Pinch as needed to remove flower buds and improve habit.


Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 5,000-10,000
Temperature Day: 71-79°F (22-26°C)
Temperature Night: 62-67°F (17-19°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 225-300
No. of Pinches: 1-2
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Generally not needed.
Pests: Whitefly
Diseases: Root rot
Comments: Regularly allow the media to dry moderately between waterings, especially in cool periods. Regular pinching and constant feeding will improve habit and flowering.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1-2 ppp, 5-6 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 2-3 ppp, 6-8 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-5 ppp, 9-12 weeks