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Oxalis

SCENTIFIC NAME: Oxalis triangularis

KNOWN AS: Purple Shamrock, False Shamrock, Love Plant, Wood Sorrel, Black Oxalis

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Central & South America | Tropical & Subtropical

DESCRIPTION: This plant is small, but it's very pretty. It has triangular leaves that come out in threes. The leaves are a deep purple, almost black, and the flowers are pinkish-white.

Oxalis Care

Watering
This plant likes to stay moist, but not too wet. Check the soil often in summer to see if it is starting to dry out. In winter, you can be a little more relaxed and let the top inch or so dry out before watering again.
Lighting
Oxalis plants thrive in bright indirect light, but medium, indirect light is also suitable for this plant.
Humidity
This plant can adapt to the humidity in most average rooms, but it will thrive in higher humidity levels, especially during the summer or in hot, dry conditions.
Temperature
This plant can adapt to average indoor temperatures, but it generally prefers warmer temperatures. If it feels cold or drafty, or if it's in a room with dry heat from the vents, it may complain.
Toxicity
Oxalis leaves are poisonous to pets and people. If you eat them, you will have a mouth and stomach irritation, and you might vomit.
Propagation
Oxalis have a bulbous modified stem, known as a corm, which will develop offsets. Once the pup has formed a few leaves, it can be cut from the parent corm and potted up in soil. The best time to propagate is always in spring or summer when the plant is most resilient. This is also an excellent opportunity to repot the parent plant.

Hanging Heights

Oxalis Lighting Requirements: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light)

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