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Oxalis, success indoors

Friday, 20 Jan 12 Rainy 10°C / 50°F

Oxalis ‘Sunset Velvet’ is a great annual, but I wanted more, I wanted it to be perennial as I hate spending money in the garden. I can report great success, cuttings seem to root easily in any season and they have overwintered really well in a cold bright room in the house. So much so that I’ll always keep some as houseplants.

I brought in the one I’d grown in a hanging basket (from a plug plant) and it has shed a lot of leaves but there is plenty of growth on the ends of each stem, all of which can be used for cuttings over the next 2 months.

1. Main photo shows the leaves in classic colouring.
2. Leaves are pinkish red in the underside
3. Yellow flowers
4. Leaves from the side
5. Plant filling out a hanging basket with polygonum


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  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    I just love oxalis, and have certainly developed an obsession this year. Thank you for sharing your success with this particularly pretty cultivar. :)

    Posted on 22 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • seeingreen

    seeingreen wrote:

    Love this colour-way. Must look around for seed.

    Posted on 22 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • Mamabluestem

    Mamabluestem wrote:

    I have the purple oxalis and it’s been great – inside in winter and outside in summer!

    Posted on 23 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

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