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Clermont, Florida
annie4888
Jun 24, 2017 12:41 PM CST
Hello, we live in central Florida and purchased a Purslane plant a few months ago. It was blooming at the time we purchased it, however all the blooms are gone. The plant looks healthy,but the leaves are starting to fall and it is blooming sporadically. The buds are forming, but then turn brown and fall. We have it in a large pot and it gets at least 6 hrs of sun in the lani.

What are we doing wrong? The blooms were beautiful and then suddenly nothing.

Your help would really be appreciated.
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Jun 24, 2017 12:46 PM CST
Hmmm, a picture would be nice but it sounds more like it's getting too much water? They are drought tolerant and need very little water.
Clermont, Florida
annie4888
Jun 24, 2017 1:14 PM CST
Per your request, this is the picture of our purslane. Thank You!
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 24, 2017 1:21 PM CST
It looks beautiful to me! When I've had them they bloom, then have a small rest, and bloom again. Make sure it's well draining and water well, but then wait til the top inch is dry to water it again. Overwatering seems to be the biggest problem with many of us.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 24, 2017 1:27 PM CST
Welcome! From the way it's growing, I wonder if it is getting enough sun?
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jun 24, 2017 1:30 PM CST
That's a good question, Sue. They do love sun. I've had them out in full Arizona sun and heat and they were fine when they got enough water.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 24, 2017 1:45 PM CST
They also don't need much in the way of fertilizer. My climate is different from Florida but I've grown them in full all-day sun, watered only when really necessary, and with no fertilizer and they've performed well. I have a vague recollection they did what Karen said and took a short break after the first flush of blooms, but I think they bloomed continuously after that. However, they didn't start to form flowers and then drop them.
Clermont, Florida
annie4888
Jun 24, 2017 3:50 PM CST
Thank you all for your help. We'll just keep an eye on it.

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