Basket of Unknown Beauty

by Angela
(Conifer, CO)


I bought this basket of succulents at the grocery store and they are beautiful. I have yellow, orange and red flowers. The flowers are amazing. What are they, and how can I care for them?

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Oct 17, 2021
Its Portulaca umbraticola
by: cereusly steve

Unknown by who? Its the widely grown Portulaca umbraticola. The species is easily distinguished by the broad rim surrounding the seed capsule.

Jul 07, 2010
My YouTube channel
by: Surroundx


Look at these and see if you know them -
Surroundx unknown succulent plants

Jul 06, 2010
Please share!
by: Jacki

Surroundx, would you like to post your link here?

Jul 06, 2010
YouTube
by: Surroundx

Helping other people identify succulents is one of my favorite aspects. But I don't know every species/variety/cultivar. I have 6 videos of unidentified succulents of my own on YouTube.

Jul 06, 2010
Portulaca 'Sun Jewels' it is
by: Jacki

What a fabulous name - that describes this gorgeous plant exactly!

Thanks again, Surroundx - any time you want a job, just come back here and identify all the lost succulents!

Jul 06, 2010
Portulaca
by: Surroundx

It is Portulaca 'Sun Jewels'.

Jul 05, 2010
Good to know!
by: Jacki

Thanks, Janie. I'll have to look out for these, as they are gorgeous.

Jul 05, 2010
Unknown succulents
by: Janie

That is definitely portulaca. I have some on my front porch and they're just lovely!

Jun 30, 2010
unknown succulents
by: Jacki

I'm not sure, but these almost look like Portulaca, which has flowers similar to these, in a cup shape and in many different colours. From the picture, these are a bit bigger than the common annual type, but there are other ones that get bigger and are perennial. Hope you can keep these growing and flowering the way they are - they're beautiful!

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