Flower glade: features of landing and cultivation of a portulak
Portulak - the ornamental grassy plant representing amazing interlacings of low green stalks and needle leaflets with bright flowers which are spread on the ground, like a magnificent carpet with freakish patterns. No wonder that esthetic appeal of this ornamental plant found broad application in landscaping: modern gardens and parks seldom do without bright compositions from a portulak. About features of cultivation it is an unusual flower and about care of it and the speech will go further.
Surprising portulak: features and application in landscaping
The homeland of this charming "the blossoming rug" are rainforests of the American continent. But portulak removed on other continents for a long time and managed to subdue gardeners of the whole world the beauty and unpretentiousness to growth conditions. This plant perfectly transfers a heat and it is considered the best option for creation of summer beds in a garden as the long time pleases with amazing gay colors, blossoming since the beginning of June and before the first autumn cold weather.
Portulak - very heliophilous plant. Its flowers reveal only in clear sunny days, and in a shadow it does not blossom at all. Considering such feature, portulak it is best of all to land in the garden places which are most lit with the sun. But this heliophilous plant in landscaping not only as ornament for summer beds is used. Portulak is also considered the successful decision for registration of the southern part of the Alpine hill in a garden. Besides, this plant quite unpretentious and easily gets accustomed even on the dried soils therefore it is quite often used and for decoration of borders.
One more popular application of a portulak in landscaping of a garden - replacement of standard garden lawns to them. Advantage of such registration consists in lack of need of a constant hairstyle of a grass. Besides, landscape designers and gardeners are involved by ability of a portulak to fast self-restoration. Even if someone will be trampled on such lawn, a special loss to its beauty and appeal will not be put.
Carpet from flowers: as it is correct to put and grow up portulak
Landing and leaving for portulaky the quite simple. For reproduction of a plant it is possible to use both seeds, and shanks. The first way enjoys bigger popularity. That is curious, the Latin name of this flower which is translated as "vorotets" also is connected with seeds. All the matter is that when seeds ripen, their box swings open like gate. Put seeds of a portulak initially in a pot, usually in February - March. When air starts getting warm daily not less, than to +10 °C, and frosts will not be expected any more, the got stronger sprouts move to the open soil.
It is not recommended to put seeds of a portulak in usual flower soil from packages as it contains peat which this plant dislikes. Ideal option for landing of a portulak - the usual garden soil mixed with insignificant amount of sand.
It is also possible to put seeds of a portulak at once in an open ground, but to do it it is desirable not earlier than the middle of May. Portulak loves the sun therefore the shaded places at its landing need to be avoided. Thus it is worth remembering that it is undesirable to water shoots until they do not get stronger. Watering for a portulak is required regular, but infrequent as excessive moisture content of the soil for it is contraindicated. It is enough to moisten soil of times in 5 days.
Dry sandy and stony soils best of all are suitable for landing of a portulak. On chernozem soil portulak turns into a continuous green carpet from reinforced stalks and leaves with very rare flowers of dim coloring. For the same reason you should not apply any additional podkormok, differently the plant can stop completely blossoming that will destroy all its visual appeal to a garden.
It is possible to grow up portulak not only in a garden, but also on balconies in flowerpots. For example, this plant in suspended baskets and pots very effectively looks.
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