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How to care for Portulaca molokiniensis

Written by Maggie

Dec 28 2020

How to care for Portulaca molokiniensis

Portulaca molokiniensis leaves may turn black and yellow during growing. How to care for Portulaca molokiniensis? Here are some caring tips of Portulaca molokiniensis.

Portulaca molokiniensis

How to care for Portulaca Molokiniensis leaves blackening  

1. Water in the basin

The leaves of Portulaca molokiniensis gradually turn black, which may be caused by excessive watering, which makes the pot full of water and rotten roots. At this time, it is necessary to take out Portulaca molokiniensis from the pot soil, cut off the rotten roots in time, and then plant new pot soil and plant it in the new pot soil.

2. Fertilization

In fact, the nutrient demand of Portulaca molokiniensis is relatively high, but too much fertilization in Portulaca molokiniensis will cause fertilizer damage, which will also make the leaves of Portulaca molokiniensis black, and even cause death. At this time, it can be watered in large quantities to dilute the fertilizer in the soil and reduce the harm of fertilizer.

3. Temperature  

When Portulaca molokiniensis grows at a temperature lower than 5℃, it is easy to frostbite the plant, and its leaves will gradually turn black. If the plant will be frostbitten for a long time, the frostbitten branches and leaves should be cut off immediately, and the pot should be placed under the sun to keep the temperature under 5℃.

4. Pests and diseases controls

If Portulaca molokiniensis is accidentally harmed by a brown spot in the process of growth, its branches and leaves will show irregular disease spots and gradually turn black, and it is best to shed and wither and die. The blackened leaves should be cut off in time, and then the corresponding insecticide should be sprayed.

Portulaca molokiniensis

How to care for Portulaca molokiniensis leaves yellowing

1. Light

If it is found that the leaves of Portulaca molokiniensis start to turn yellow, it may be caused by excessive light, which makes the leaves of Portulaca molokiniensis dewater. It is suggested that the leaves of Portulaca molokiniensis should be transferred to the cool environment, and then moved to astigmatism when the leaves gradually recover, so as to prevent the leaves from being burned again.

2. Soil 

Planting Portulaca molokiniensis in the soil not suitable for growth can make its roots unable to stretch normally, which is also one of the reasons why the leaves of Portulaca molokiniensis turn yellow. Therefore, it is necessary to replace the soil suitable for growth for Portulaca molokiniensis. Peat soil, perlite, pine needles and organic fertilizer can be used to make the basinaceous soil.

3. Difference in temperature

The temperature difference between day and night in autumn and winter is quite large, and the environmental temperature is not well controlled at this time, so the leaves of Portulaca molokiniensis will also turn yellow. It is suggested that the leaves should be placed in a sunny environment during the day, and the environmental ventilation should be maintained. At night, the temperature should be properly controlled, and the temperature should not be lower than 5℃ in winter.

4. Disease and insect control

During the growth process of Portulaca molokiniensis, it was accidentally harmed by diseases and insects, and the normal growth of Portulaca molokiniensis would be resisted, so as to make the leaves turn yellow. The diseased branches should be cut off to keep the environment ventilated, and the appropriate amount of insecticides should be sprayed on the Portulaca molokiniensis to gradually restore the vitality. If you are interested in how to propagate Portulaca Molokiniensis, click for more.

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