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jeffphx
Jun 24, 2016 10:15 AM CST
Here is the purslane Hot Toucan Mix that I started from seeds a few weeks ago.

It is growing very quickly. It has nice thick leaves and it grows very low to the soil.

I think I am going to love this plant.

I will keep updating this thread with this plant's progress as time goes on along.

We just recently had a spell of 118 degree weather, and in the full sun, it was even hotter, and this plant took it all day in the full sun. Amazing!

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vic
Jun 24, 2016 10:59 AM CST

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It sure looks happy and healthy. Please do keep posting photos - can't wait to see it in bloom Thumbs up
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Boopaints
Jun 25, 2016 5:11 PM CST

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I'm so impressed, Jeff. The only time I tried with seeds I failed.

Great job!
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jeffphx
Jul 16, 2016 9:30 AM CST
The package of seeds only had 25 seeds in it and out of 25 seeds, only 2 sprouted, and unfortunately, both of them produce yellow flowers.

But, I still like them a lot. I like their flat growing profile and their robust, thick leaves. And they taste fine. In fact, I like their taste and especially their texture and mouth feel better than the other purslanes I grow.

I found another supplier of these seeds that sells a much larger number of seeds, and I am going to try them next.

Here is an updated photo.
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vic
Jul 16, 2016 11:14 AM CST

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Very pretty!
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Boopaints
Jul 16, 2016 12:18 PM CST

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Jeff, I love it!
I've sadly not have good results with seeds. It may be me. Whistling
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purpleinopp
Jul 16, 2016 5:07 PM CST
Me either. I've scattered them so many times, diff times of the year, diff years, diff spots, from store-bought and saved.
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Jul 17, 2016 9:58 AM CST

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I think I'm just not a seed gal. Maybe I like instant gratification. Whistling
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purpleinopp
Jul 18, 2016 3:01 PM CST
Maybe all of these seeds will sprout one day... that would be something!
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Jul 18, 2016 11:02 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing
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lovesblooms
Jul 18, 2016 11:05 PM CST
I really like the foliage on those as well, Jeff. I've only had the needle-leaved ones. Thanks for sharing!

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jeffphx
Jul 22, 2016 9:11 AM CST
Finally a pinkish bloom opened on this plant, so now it has yellow and pink flowers. Yay!
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They're not easy to grow from seed. Only 2 out of 25 seeds sprouted. I used seed starting potting soil (Miracle Gro), and I pre-wet it thoroughly before planting the seeds. I just scattered the seeds on top of the moist soil and put it out in full morning sun. It was also quite hot-- summertime in Phoenix, Arizona. And I watered from the bottom to not disturb the seeds.

Next time I will get more seeds. They only had 25 per seed packet.
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vic
Jul 22, 2016 9:59 AM CST

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So pretty - I have never grown purslane from seed - portulaca yes, but not purslane.
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Boopaints
Jul 22, 2016 10:11 AM CST

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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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jeffphx
Jul 25, 2016 10:52 AM CST
Today's picture of the same plant. More pinkish flowers...
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purpleinopp
Jul 25, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Adorable!
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vic
Jul 25, 2016 3:13 PM CST

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Very pretty Hurray!
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Boopaints
Jul 26, 2016 12:27 AM CST

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Lovey dubby
Purslane makes me so happy!
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jeffphx
Aug 16, 2016 11:24 AM CST
Update:

It has grown longer stems and more leaves, but I had hoped for more flowers than these. Maybe I have been giving them too much nitrogen....

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Compare and contrast the wild purslane on the left with this ornamental purslane...


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I planted more seeds in a larger pot, so here is the next generation of these plants coming up...


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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 16, 2016 12:57 PM CST

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Love that shade of pink and so cool that you have more coming Thumbs up

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