Oxalis tuberosa growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Oxalis also known as Oca or New Zealand yam, Oxalis tuberosa perennial summer deciduous plant, roots edible plant but mostly also as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-9.
Oxalis tuberosa tubers
Tubers edible, the tuber small and color pink, yellow or white.
Leaves color can be purple or green in obcordate (heart shape) to triangular, leaves grow in group of the 3 heat shape connected in the base of the heart and create radial shape.
Flower color yellow with 5 petal the petals emerged together in the base of the flower, the size of the flower 1-2 cm, the flowers grow on cluster on the top of the stems.
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Requirements for Oxalis tuberosa growing and care:
Well-drained soil, some varieties need cool weather
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / 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
Spring / Summer
How to prune a Oxalis tuberosa:
Size of the plant?
5-30 cm, 2-12 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
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 (with light)
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Autumn / Winter / Spring
General information about the flower
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
Information about bulb:
Pink, yellow or white in shapeless, the taste is sour
Harvesting bulb season:
Uses of Oxalis tuberosa bulb:
Cooked, eaten raw, salad, pickles