It’s time for a #stopkillinghouseplants post! I hope my #stopkillinghouseplants series can help you end your stint as a houseplant serial killer. The first plant in my series is the: Oxalis Triangularis.
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Caring for the Oxalis is pretty easy, but some varieties of the plant can be considered a weed. Even so, it is a popular perennial plant that often shows up on Instagram feeds and in gardening stores around St. Patrick’s Day.
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. The plant is sometimes referred to as a false shamrock because of the shape of its leaves but is not a member of the shamrock family.
Oxalis triangularis (AKA falseÂ â˜˜ï¸Â shamrock)
Description: It is native toÂ Brazil andÂ known for itsâ€™ bold beautiful colors that range from deep violet to crimson red. Oxalis is a mounding plant and can grow about 12 inches tall and wide. Some varieties spread quickly!
My Quick Care Tips: Oxalis requires multiple hours of direct sunlight each day. Theyâ€™re perfect for a south-facing sunroom or window that gets plenty of light! Like some houseplants, this one isnâ€™t good for pets to nibble on, so take caution when choosing a lower placement that may be easy for cats, dogs, or even kiddos to take a taste.
WhyÂ IÂ Love It: I love howÂ â€œaliveâ€ Oxalisâ€™ are. Oxalis areÂ nycytinastic, meaning they open and close as the sun rises and sets & they lean left to right as the sun moves throughoutÂ the day. I also love how often they blossom. Iâ€™ve gifted this plant to my mom and my cousin and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a unique houseplant to add to their home.