A genus of annual herbs.
Common name : Calandrinia
Scientific name : Calandrinia spp.
Family : Portulacaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Minimal water
Minimal water
Calandrinia is a plant genus containing around 150 species of annuals with colorful flowers in shades of red to purple and white, with Calandrinia balonensis - the broadleaf parakeelya, Calandrinia breweri - the brewer's redmaid, or Calandrinia calyptrata - the pink purslane, Calandrinia grandiflora - the rock purslane, or Calandrinia maritima - the seaside calandrinia.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 9a
Height 1 - 60
pH 6 - 7

Plant my calandrinia

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my calandrinia

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Shelter my calandrinia

You have to shelter or protect this plant for the winter season.

Put outside my calandrinia

Take your potted plant out right after the last frosts.

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