OXALIDACEAE

Oxalis acetosella
Oxalis spp.

Common Names:  Wood sorrel

Light needs:  High light and full sun.

Best temperatures:  At or above 50F (10C)

Water and humidity needs:  Keep evenly moist.  Can tolerate a little drought, but it may go dormant.

Growing guidelines:  Add sand and peat to all-purpose soil.  Repot in fall as needed.

Common problems:  Spindly growth results from too little light.  If temperature becomes too hot, the plant may go dormant.  It will return when temperatures cool.

Propagation:  Divide the rhizomes or offsets and repot.

Comments:  Leaves can be poisonous if eaten.  Flowers and leaves fold up at night and cloudy days.

Currently in Greenhouse:  Yes

 

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