Portulaca molokiniensis

Portulaca Molokiniensis Molokini Portulaca lhi

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Portulaca Molokiniensis goes by the common name “Molokini Portulaca lhi”. With its standard columnar shape, the plant looks like a teardrop and has small yellow leaves. This succulent has its origin in Hawaii and belongs to the family of Portulacaceae. Portulaca Molokiniensis offers a dormancy of summers and it can grow from 30 cm to 45 cm in height. 

Growth Rate 

This unique plant grows at a fast pace and is extremely rewarding when it comes to finding a plant that grows well and properly even in the smallest amount of time. 

Flowering 

Portulaca Molokiniensis bears yellow and golden-colored flowers. The plant grows best between the season of late spring to the late summer.

Water and Feeding 

Since the roots of this plant are shallow, they do not need regular watering. Light watering will work as the foliage of this succulent retains moisture well. It needs to be fed every few weeks with either liquid or solid fertilizer. 

Soil 

Even though these are one of the rare plants that can survive & grow in a variety of soil combinations, well-drained, and well-aerated soil is ideal for their health. Little moisture with a sandy mix is a good idea.

Hardiness 

The plant grows best in summers, keeping in mind its frost tolerance of -6.7° C (19.94° F). Portulaca Molokiniensis belongs to the hardiness zone of specifically 9a.

Light 

Portulaca Molokiniensis needs full sun exposure to grow well. It is ideal to keep the plant at a sunny spot if you are planting it outdoors. If indoors, ensure you let them grow near a window where ample sunlight is available.

Propagation 

The succulent can be propagated by taking the stem cuttings and giving them the time to dry out properly. Once the stems have been cut and kept moist, ample thin yellow roots will slowly start forming in 2-3 weeks.

Portulaca Molokiniensis “Molokini Portulaca 'lhi” is one of those rare plants that has been enlisted as an endangered species, making it even more special to own and grow. With its excellent foliage, it gets well with the indoor home décor.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Late spring to late summer
Common Name Molokini portulaca 'lhi
Dormancy Summer
Family Portulacaceae
Flower Yellow / golden
Frost Tolerance −6.7 °c
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9a
Height 30 cm to 45 cm
Origin Hawaii
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Portulaca molokiniensis
Shape Columnar
Sun Exposure Full sun
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AW
05/28/2022
Amy W.
United States

Not so great

I was disappointed that the plant had no stem, as in the picture, plus it had mealy bugs. Hopefully, it will survive. Other plants I've gotten have been great, so I will continue to buy from this vendor.

CR
04/29/2022
Chrissie R.
United States United States

Beautiful Plant! Amazing Service!

Planet Desert is a phenomenal company - my order was received within days of placing- with excellent communication every step of the way. My plant is healthy & thriving - I highly recommend and would use this company again in a heartbeat!

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03/29/2022
Matthew S.
United States United States

Beautiful plant

Wonderful specimen, slightly damaged new leaves during shipping. Plant is already growing and recovering.

CA
02/23/2022
Catherine A.

Nice plant

Nice plant

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02/18/2022
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