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Name: Jon
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pajonica
Jul 28, 2011 8:31 PM CST
Is it possible to root purslane or portulaca in water? I'm giving it a try as I feel this could be a very effective method of producing many plants without the need for individual cuttings in a pot on a kinda wait and see basis, you can observe the root growth with cuttings made in water and judge when to transplant them into soil.
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Boopaints
Jul 29, 2011 12:56 AM CST

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Hi Jon!

I've never tried water rooting because I've had total success with simply cutting off pieces and sticking them right into the soil. I've never had one die this way. Let me know if it works. Purslane is so drought friendly that I wonder if too much water will make the stems soggy.
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Name: Jon
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pajonica
Aug 2, 2011 12:17 AM CST
Got one on the go right now! I like water rooting because I enjoy to watch them form and grow tis all Big Grin
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Boopaints
Aug 2, 2011 12:23 AM CST

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Jon, do you see roots? I love roots! Hurray!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 2, 2011 2:45 AM CST

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Glad you got one going Jon!! Hurray!
Name: Izhar ul Haq
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Izhar
Aug 2, 2011 3:06 AM CST
Portulaca can survive months in water... roots appear in just one night..!!! but they wont grow long.... just an inch..
Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 2, 2011 5:03 AM CST

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Good info Izhar! THANK YOU for letting us know!

roots overnight??? Boy, it IS an amazing plant, eh?? Thumbs up
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Boopaints
Aug 2, 2011 9:56 AM CST

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If I were going to a deserted island and could take only one plant it would be purslane:
Beautiful happy blooms
Grows fast
You can eat it!

Izhar, when the purslane remains in the water does it bloom daily?
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Name: Izhar ul Haq
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Aug 9, 2011 11:44 PM CST
yes, but the blooms were smaller and tend to open for the whole day..
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LindaTX8
Aug 12, 2011 5:42 PM CST
Mmmm...deserted island with lots of purslane and beautiful plants, lots of butterflies and birds! Just fantasizing!
I was cutting back the purslane earlier and gathered some pieces to put out with the deer feed. I know they like purslane and they sure do get hungry in this drought, so sometimes anything I cut back that could be deer-edible goes out for them!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 12, 2011 6:07 PM CST

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Aww, that is so nice of you Linda. Bless you! Lovey dubby
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Boopaints
Aug 12, 2011 10:09 PM CST

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Those deer are happy to eat purslane because it's so good for them! Hurray!
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Name: Jon
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pajonica
Aug 13, 2011 6:11 PM CST
Update, my cutting rooted in water after 4 days, I transplanted it when the roots were just an inch or so long
and it seems after two weeks to be growing okay, no flower as yet though, I'll keep Y'all posted.

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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Aug 13, 2011 6:13 PM CST

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Hurray! Thanks John! Good to know.
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vic
Aug 14, 2011 3:33 AM CST

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Whoo Hoo! SUCCESS! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Aug 14, 2011 6:35 AM CST
yeah!!
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Aug 14, 2011 10:04 AM CST
Great! If it puts its energies into growing roots and getting bigger for a while, that's a good thing.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 17, 2011 9:35 PM CST

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Jon, you inspired me and I put some purslane in water and it's growing little roots!
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Aug 18, 2011 3:55 AM CST

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Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Jon
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pajonica
Aug 23, 2011 11:42 PM CST
My one has grown 6" but no flower as yet.

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