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Maraca Portulaca

Portulaca molokiniensis 'Maraca'

Light green stacked succulent leaves on upright stems that produce a daily dose of small, bright yellow, cup-shaped flowers intermittently throughout the year in frost-free regions. An intriguing structure for the rock garden, or for use as a specimen plant in mixed succulent containers. Drought tolerant once established.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally.


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Botanical Pronunciationport-choo-LAH-kah
Average Size at MaturitySpreading groundcover reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms intermittently year-round.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleRustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally.
Companion PlantsSempervivum (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Bulbine (Bulbine); Cranesbill (Geranium); Basket of Gold (Aurinia)

Requires excellent drainage; thrives in average to lean sandy, rocky soils. Provide some shelter from harsh sun exposure in hot, dry regions. Allow to dry out slightly between waterings. Protect from excessive winter moisture. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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