Plants and Flowers of Pune Moss Rose

Portulaca grandiflora (moss-rose purslane or moss-rose), is a flowering plant in the family Portulacaceae, native to Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay. It is also seen in South Asia In Bangladesh, it is called “time Phool”, meaning “time flower”, because the flower has a specific time to bloom. In India, it is called “naw bajey” or “9 o’clock flower” as it blooms in morning around 9:00 am. In Vietnam, it is called “hoa mười giờ” meaning “ten o’clock flower”, because the flower is usually in full bloom at 10:00 in the morning. Its buds are often chewed by small birds like the house sparrow. The flowers are 2.5–3 cm diameter with five petals, variably red, orange, pink, white, and yellow. It requires ample sunlight and well-drained soils.  It requires almost no attention and spreads itself very easily.
Portulaca Grandiflora Moss Rose

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