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Thursday, 4 December 2014

JAPANESE ROSES OR PORTULACA GRANDIFLORA HYBRID And ITS MEDICINAL USES

Japanese rose or Portulaca Grandiflora Hybrid is very common in Malaysia. It is a spreading, low-growing plant, growing close to the ground.
It can be grown as ground cover, like a grass carpet with its bright, colourful flowers.
It can be grown as borders, to line foot paths or as front liners. It can also be placed in hanging pots or raised up on walls or stands, to show off its attractive flowers.
These plants love the sun and will be in full bloom in the bright morning sun.
In the afternoon to early morning before the sun is up, the flowers will stay closed up as buds. The stems are in reddish or greenish colour.
The leaves are thick, succulent and like thick pine needles. Certain species have broader leaves.
These pictures were taken after a light shower. The water droplets make the flower looks so fresh and pretty.
This is a sweet, lovely pink. Looking at these flowers always bring a smile to my face. So delicate yet so pretty.
I started off with many colours of white, pink, red, orange, yellow, purple, etc. but what is left in my garden now are only yellow, orange and pink.
There are single layered petals and multi-layered petals. The single layered petals are broader than the multi-layered petals. Now I only have the multi-layered petals in my garden.
Medicinal uses
To treat snake and insect bites, burns, scalds and eczema: Crush or pound leaves and stems, extract the juice and apply to the affected area.
For, "All men are like grass,

and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;

the grass withers and the flowers fall,

but the word of the LORD stands forever."

And this is the word that was preached to you.

(1 Peter 1:25a, New International Version-NIV)

21 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, they are beautiful!!! They look a bit like different colored peonies. The colors and many petals are gorgeous!

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    1. They are indeed beautiful especially in full bloom.

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  2. Hello Nancy!
    Wow! Wha a gorgeous and stunning flowers!
    I am glad you found my blog through Linda's blog and I am glad I can visit you too!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead.

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    1. Welcome Sonia, thank you for visiting my blog...

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  3. I love the Japanese roses...love their vibrant colors and the delicate paper like petals ;)

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    1. They are so beautiful and so easy to grow, but needs trimming to keep them blooming.

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  4. I have those Japanese roses in my garden too. Very easy to grow and have to trim them quite often, if not very messy. Love their bright & colourful colours.

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    1. You are so right. When I do not trim them, they will not bloom well and like you have said...gets messy and will slowly die off.

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    1. I love them too because they are so beautiful.

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  6. Hey Nancy, next time ...ok...i always say tis I know...when retire...see got time or not... We go buy pots and soil...then please teach me how to,plant ..ok?

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    1. I am always willing....you know how to reach me....when you have the time hahaha........

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  7. Nancy, these are absolutely stunning! And thank you so much for sharing all the information about them, too.

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  8. Nancy. I love Japanese roses! They are pretty and so easy to plant. I used to have a white double-petal Japanese rose. It was so pretty but due to neglect (forgot to water) it died. One day I want to go to the nursery and see if I can buy the same variety again.

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    1. I too am thinking of adding other colours to my current collection. I love white too.

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  9. I would like to eat the petai! Tasty!

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    1. Oops sorry, the comment above is meant for the post after this one.

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    2. Ha ha its ok Mun, we do get mixed up at times.

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  10. Your Japanese roses are so pretty and colourful.

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