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Oxalis Plant Care

Posted by Alexander Holdinghausen on

With leaves that open and close throughout the day, the Oxalis appears to dance in response to bright light in the daytime and low light in the nighttime. With lively leaves and dainty white-pink flowers — if given enough bright light — this plant is great for those looking for a fun and easy-going houseplant.

 

Light

Oxalis will do best in very bright indirect sunlight and can handle direct sunlight through a window. However, if kept outside it cannot handle direct light and must be kept in the shade.

Water

Water your Oxalis when the soil is 50-75% dry. Your plant cannot tolerate soggy soil.

Humidity

Your Oxalis prefers a humid environment, use a humidifier or mist often if the air is dry.

Temperature

Your Oxalis prefers normal room temperatures between 15-25. They cannot tolerate hot temperatures above 30 degrees.

Food

Feed your Oxalis once a month during spring and summer with an all-purpose houseplant fertilizer.

Toxicity

Oxalis is considered to be toxic to cats and dogs.

Additional Care

Oxalis is unique in that it stores energy underneath the soil in bulbs! If it gets too cold or you forget to water it for an extended period of time, all of the leaves may die back, however, this does not necessarily mean the plant is dead! This plant can revive itself and come back to life and regrow when put back in ideal conditions again.


 

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