Oxalis pes-caprae growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Oxalis also known as Bowie’s wood-sorrel, Oxalis pes-caprae perennial summer deciduous plant, it is edible plant but mostly used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.

Leaves edible color green with little purple-brown dots in obcordate (heart shape) the leaves grow in group of the 3 heat shape connected in the base of the heart and create radial shape, the stem edible and hollow.

Oxalis pes-caprae flower

Flower edible color shiny yellow with 5 petal the petals emerged together in the base of the flower, the size of the flower 2-4 cm, the flowers grow on cluster.

Bulb edible color white to brown in tear shape small size, the taste is sour.

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Requirements for Oxalis pes-caprae growing and care:

Cool weather, frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Bulb/ Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, contain oxalic acid

Recommended planting season?
Autumn, winter, spring

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, fungal

Pruning season:
Spring / Summer

How to prune a Oxalis pes-caprae:
For design

Size of the plant?
10-30 cm, 4-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn / Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
Fuchsia-pink with 5 petal the petals emerged together in the base of the flower, the size of the flower 2-4 cm, the flowers grow on cluster

Uses of Oxalis pes-caprae flower:
Salad, eaten raw

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Autumn / Winter / Spring

How to harvest the leaves?
After established can be cut from the base of the plant

Information about leaves:
Green in obcordate (heart shape) the leaves grow in group of the 3 heat shape connected in the base of the heart and create radial shape

Uses of Oxalis pes-caprae leaves:
Salad, cooked

Edible Roots

Information about bulb:
White to brown in tear shape small size, the taste is sour

Harvesting bulb season:
Spring or autumn

Uses of Oxalis tuberosa bulb:
Cooked, eaten raw, salad, pickles

Scientific name:

Oxalis pes-caprae

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