What Is The Best Way To Root / Propagate Rock Purslane

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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Deb-Rock Purslane roots easily and quickly. Putting the end of a purslane clipping in a glass of water will usually produce small roots appearing in a couple of days to a week. Once the roots are an inch long the stem can be planted in the ground. You can also lay clippings on top of a planting soil in a shallow dish. The clipping don't have to be buried in the soil. Just keep the soil moist and they should root themselves in the soil within a short amont of time. Filling a small pot with a well draining potting mix works well also. Just poke a hole in the mix with a wood dowel or pencil and stick the end of a clipping in the hole. Push the potting mix up against the clipping and keep the soil again most but not wet. Once your purslane clippings have grown roots an inch or so long they can be planted in the ground or in pots. At this time you can cut back on the amount of water. Purslane requires very little water and can be allowed to dry out somewhat before watering again.

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