How to grow Oxalis purpurea

Oxalis purpurea growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Oxalis also known as Purple woodsorrel, Oxalis purpurea perennial summer deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10

Leaves color green or purple 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.

Oxalis purpurea flower

Flower color can be: purple, pink or yellow, with 5 petal the petals emerged together in the base of the flower, the size of the flower ~2.5 cm, the flowers grow on cluster.

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Requirements for Oxalis purpurea growing and care:

Cool weather, well-drained soil

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

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

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 purpurea:
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?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn / Winter / Spring

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

Scientific name:

Oxalis purpurea

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