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Oxalis tetraphylla

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Oxalis is part of the Oxalis genus. Its scientific name is Oxalis tetraphylla.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Bright lavender. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. Leaves appear approximately as a   Palatinate purple

Oxalis grows as an annual/perennial and is a houseplant. Being an annual / perennial plant, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years.

Oxalis is known for growing to a height of approximately 10.92 inches (that's 28.0 cm in metric) with a ground covering habit.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Oxalis have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Oxalis

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 4 - Zone 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Oxalis is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors.

See our list of companion Plants for Oxalis to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Oxalis from seed

Ensure a distance of 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 1.95 inches (5.0 cm).

Transplanting Oxalis

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Oxalis is a tender plant.

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Other names for Oxalis


Oxalis tetraphylla

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