Portulaca, Toucan Tango, Purslane

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SKU: WG113
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Container Size
3" (2.6x3.5")


Growth Habit:
green, rounded foliage
Bloom Time:
June - August

Succulents, known for their moisture-storing capacity, have evolved to survive hot environments. In general, the surrounding temperature should fall somewhere between 40 and 95 degrees F. They should be watered every 2 – 3 weeks. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. In the wintertime, you will need to water them less often. Overwatering can lead to leaf loss, misshapen leaves, root rot, and yellow leaves.

Most thrive with about 3 to 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Occasionally, too much sunlight can cause scorch marks and brown spots. With too little light, the plant may stretch its leaves outward.

These drought-resistant desert-dwellers are versatile and come in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes. Be sure to research your specific succulent variety to provide the care it needs.

This plant can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, and it is easy-going when it comes to its need for water. You will not have to water often. To increase flowering, you may wish to feed it with a diluted all-purpose fertilizer. With this plant, remember to err on the side of holding back on watering.


Toucan is a brilliantly-colored purslane variety.The flowers top small, succulent-like foliage that reaches just 2 to 3 inches high but spreads more than a foot in no time. The flowers remain open from early morning until late afternoon. Purslane thrives in heat, prefers soil on the dry side (once established in the garden), and is ready to spread almost from the day you transplant it. Let it spill over the sides of hanging baskets and windowboxes, fill in around flowering annuals in the sunny bed, or cover bare, dry garden spots beautifully. The flowers continue all summer, and the handsome foliage remains until hard frost. Easy, quick, and carefree. Needs to be kept sheared back if planted in a smaller miniature or fairy garden.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

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