Common plants in a long period of maintenance will inevitably appear aesthetic fatigue, this time we can look for new plants! Portulaca oleracea is generally grown in the wild, but also as a vegetable to eat. We choose to plant it in the flowerpot at home, which is really innovative and useful!
Portulaca oleracea because it is growing in the wild, so the vitality is very tenacious, almost can be said to be planted can live. And because it has no small improvement effect on human health, it is also known as the "king of medicine". Planting a tree in the flowerpot has good ornamental value. When you want to eat, you can pick several trees directly, which is convenient and practical!
The planting method of Portulaca oleracea L
1. Pick some purslane from the outside, remember to connect the roots, so that it can be convenient to plant later.
2. Prepare some soft and breathable soil, preferably slightly acidic, so that the growth effect will be better.
3. Then you can plant purslane buds with roots into the soil. When planting, remember to make the soil solid.
4. After planting, we can wait for its growth and germination.
Portulaca oleracea itself after vigorous growth of ornamental also does not lose some potted plants, the key is that after eating, there is the effect of clearing away heat and removing fire, black hair. However, if you want Portulaca oleracea growing vigorously, you can't help but pay attention to the maintenance on weekdays.
Light: Portulaca oleracea itself is a special light loving plant, most potted plants still need shade measures in summer, but Portulaca oleracea does not need, even if it is direct sunlight, it will not affect its growth. And the more abundant the general sunlight measurement, its branches and leaves will be more vigorous, not a few days will be able to grow a full pot!
Watering: I don't know if you have found that the branches and leaves of Portulaca oleracea are fleshy, so they play a good role in water storage, which indirectly indicates that we don't need to water it a lot, but we can keep it dry and wet at ordinary times. In summer, we need to control water because of dormancy period; in winter, because of the low temperature, we can keep the basin soil dry.
Fertilization: Portulaca oleracea in the vigorous growth period, we also need to fertilize it, fertilizer can choose thin nitrogen, so that after the supplement of sufficient fertilizer, the leaves of Portulaca oleracea will be more green.
Pruning: pruning is very important for a plant. In order to ensure the growth and beauty of Portulaca oleracea, we can choose to trim it regularly.
Portulaca oleracea is rich in dihydroxyethylamine, malic acid, glucose, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin E, carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C and other nutrients. Portulaca oleracea has a prominent feature in nutrition, and its content of ω - 3 fatty acids is higher than that of human beings and plants. Omega-3 fatty acids can inhibit the absorption of bile solid acid, reduce blood cholesterol concentration, improve the elasticity of blood vessel wall, which is very beneficial to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Portulaca oleracea can be eaten raw or cooked, and its soft stems can be cooked like spinach. But if you're not used to its strong taste, don't use it too much. The leaves on the top of the stem of Portulaca oleracea are soft and can be cooked like watercress. They can be used for soups, sauces, mayonnaise and stews. Purslane is made with chopped radish or mashed potatoes, or cooked with onions or tomatoes. Its stems and leaves can be pickled in vinegar.