Oxalis is a shamrock-like plant that is also commonly referred to as love plant and wood sorrel. Growing Oxalis – How to Grow Shamrock Plants – Tips for Growing SorrelOxalis is a shamrock-like plant that is also commonly referred to as love plant and wood sorrel. This plant is easy to grow, can sometimes be considered a weed and is a popular perennial plant that shows up around St. Patrick’s Day. Growing Oxalis is actually pretty easy. Keeping it under control can often be a bit trickier for some varieties. Oxalis is a large family of flowering plants in the sorrel family with close to 800 species. It is found in most areas of the world and is very common in Mexico, South Africa and Brazil. It is sometimes referred to as a false shamrock because of the shape of its leaves but is not a member of the shamrock family. The plant is as happy outdoors in your garden as it is inside, growing in a pot.Characteristics of OxalisType of PlantOxalis is grown from small bulbs. It is relatively a slow growing perennial which spreads easily in a garden bed.FlowersDepending on the color of leaves, the flowers can be white, yellow, rose colored or pink. The flowers grow on top of bare stems and are quite dainty, and thin, like the leaves.

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  • Oxalis likes a moist soil that drains well but does not like to be in a soggy spot. Growing Oxalis – How to Grow Shamrock Plants – Tips for Growing SorrelOxalis is a shamrock-like plant that is also commonly referred to as love plant and wood sorrel. This plant is easy to grow, can sometimes be considered a weed and is a popular perennial plant that shows up around St. Patrick’s Day. Growing Oxalis is actually pretty easy. Keeping it under control can often be a bit trickier for some varieties. Oxalis is a large family of flowering plants in the sorrel family with close to 800 species. It is found in most areas of the world and is very common in Mexico, South Africa and Brazil. It is sometimes referred to as a false shamrock because of the shape of its leaves but is not a member of the shamrock family. The plant is as happy outdoors in your garden as it is inside, growing in a pot.Characteristics of OxalisType of PlantOxalis is grown from small bulbs. It is relatively a slow growing perennial which spreads easily in a garden bed.FlowersDepending on the color of leaves, the flowers can be white, yellow, rose colored or pink. The flowers grow on top of bare stems and are quite dainty, and thin, like the leaves. Growing Indoor Plants - Guide to HouseplantsPauseUnmuteLoaded: 86.33%Remaining Time -0:12The plant tends to bloom in late spring or early summer.LeavesThis plant really pops at the garden centers in early spring. The deep maroon (almost black) leaves of purple Oxalis stands out near other dark green foliage plants. The leaves of the plant can be green or purple but have a three leaf clover look which gives it the common name false shamrock. In Ireland, four species of Oxalis are associated with good luck. Some leaves have a speckled appearance to them.The leaves of the purple shamrock – oxalis triangularis – have a habit of closing up at night, a trait known as nyctinasty. Although they can take sunlight, it is not uncommon for the leaves to wither and drop off in the middle of summer.It grows better in the spring months when it is cooler.The leaves are poisonous to pets but have a bitter taste to them so poisoning is not too much of a problem since cats and dogs tend to avoid the plant. Size and Growth HabitOxalis is a mounding plant and grows to about 12 inches tall and wide. Tips for Growing OxalisSoil RequirementsWell draining soil that is slightly acidic soil is ideal. (Coffee grounds sprinkled nearby can help with the acidity of the soil.) Using lots of organic matter or compost before you plant the bulbs will be beneficial.Sunlight NeedsThe plant will grow best if it gets a few hours of sunlight every day. Afternoon shade is ideal.

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