Unpotted Purple Oxalis
Already have a great pot to fill? This gorgeous deep purple Oxalis Triangularis is ready to be planted.
Plastic nursery pot measures 4"
Soak the soil and then allow the top couple of inches to dry out completely before watering again. Use your finger or a bamboo skewer to test if the soil is dry.
Usually regular waterings every couple of weeks is sufficient, however you may need to experiment a little to find the watering schedule that is best for your plant. The amount of water that your plant requires will depend on the size of your plant and pot, and the amount of sun, heat and humidity that it receives.
Regular household humidity is fine for Oxalis so there is no need to mist the leaves.
Light - BRIGHT TO MEDIUM
Oxalis will do just fine in any lighting condition, however, for best results a bright location is ideal. Your plant will thrive when
exposed to a couple of hours of filtered sun everyday. Use
caution, as too much direct sun can burn the leaves. The leaves follow the sun, so turn your plant regularly to ensure even growth.
Oxalis are photophilic, which means that the leaves fold up at night and will reopen again in the morning light.
Oxalis likes to have a rest period. This can occur after flowing, annually, or if it has been mistreated and under watered. Don’t panic if you think you’ve killed it, it will come back.
Oxalis grow from little bulbs, so during this time the foliage will die back completely. Place your plant in a dark area and stop watering it. When you notice new growth poking through, move it back into the light and resume watering as normal.
Dormancy can last anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, so check it regularly for new growth.