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Portulaca molokiniensis

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Portulaca Molokiniensis goes by the common name “Molokini Portulaca lhi”. With its standard columnar shape, the plant looks like a teardrop and has small yellow leaves. This succulent has its origin in Hawaii and belongs to the family of Portulacaceae. Portulaca Molokiniensis offers a dormancy of summers and it can grow from 30 cm to 45 cm in height.

Growth Rate

This unique plant grows at a fast pace and is extremely rewarding when it comes to finding a plant that grows well and properly even in the smallest amount of time.

Flowering

Portulaca Molokiniensis bears yellow and golden-colored flowers. The plant grows best between the season of late spring to the late summer.

Water and Feeding

Since the roots of this plant are shallow, they do not need regular watering. Light watering will work as the foliage of this succulent retains moisture well. It needs to be fed every few weeks with either liquid or solid fertilizer.

Soil

Even though these are one of the rare plants that can survive & grow in a variety of soil combinations, well-drained, and well-aerated soil is ideal for their health. Little moisture with a sandy mix is a good idea.

Hardiness

The plant grows best in summers, keeping in mind its frost tolerance of -6.7° C (19.94° F). Portulaca Molokiniensis belongs to the hardiness zone of specifically 9a.

Light

Portulaca Molokiniensis needs full sun exposure to grow well. It is ideal to keep the plant at a sunny spot if you are planting it outdoors. If indoors, ensure you let them grow near a window where ample sunlight is available.

Propagation

The succulent can be propagated by taking the stem cuttings and giving them the time to dry out properly. Once the stems have been cut and kept moist, ample thin yellow roots will slowly start forming in 2-3 weeks.

Portulaca Molokiniensis “Molokini Portulaca 'lhi” is one of those rare plants that has been enlisted as an endangered species, making it even more special to own and grow. With its excellent foliage, it gets well with the indoor home décor.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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