Purslane (Common Purslane)

 Do not Feed
  • Common Name: Purslane (Common Purslane)
  • Latin Name: Portulaca oleracea
  • Family Name: Portulacaceae

Purslane contains high levels of oxalic acid which binds with calcium and prevents the animal from absorbing it, and so we advise not to feed this plant to your tortoise, although if it happens to nibble a few leaves accidentally there is no cause for alarm.

Do not confuse with Pink Purslane which is from the same family but a different genus.


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