Mojave® Tangerine Portulaca | Proven Winners

This durable and colorful flowering succulent blooms all summer long in juicy shades of tangerine, pink, red, fuchsia, and yellow without deadheading. The vivid blooms are a welcome sight especially in high summer when they really come into their own. This plant is a great choice for warm climates and poor, drier soils.   

  • Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
  • Long Blooming
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Deadheading Not Necessary
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Succulent
  • Attracts: Bees, Butterflies


  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Height Category: Short
  • Garden Height: 4 - 8 Inches
  • Trails Up To: 16 Inches
  • Spacing: 8 - 10 Inches
  • Spread: 12 - 16 Inches
  • Flower Colors: Orange
  • Flower Shade: Bright Orange
  • Foliage Colors: Green
  • Foliage Shade: Green
  • Habit: Trailing
  • Container Role: Spiller


  • Light Requirement: Sun
  • Maintenance Category: Easy 
  • Bloom Time: Planting To Frost
  • Hardiness Zones: 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Water Category: Average
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Poor Soil
  • Uses: Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting
  • Uses Notes: Use in pots, window boxes, baskets, and as a ground cover.
Maintenance Notes: 

The flowers of Portulaca will close at night and reopen the next day.  They will tolerate dry soils, although they will perform optimally with average moisture.  These are tough plants that will tolerate poor soils and do not need a lot of fertilizer to perform well.  Deadheading is not needed.

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