How to grow Oxalis vulcanicola

Oxalis vulcanicola growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Oxalis also known as Volcanic Sorrel, Oxalis vulcanicola perennial summer deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.

Leaves color purple or 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, the stem edible and hollow.

Oxalis vulcanicola flower

Flower color yellow with 5 petal the petals emerged together in the base of the flower, the size of the flower 1-2.5 cm, the flowers grow on cluster.

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How to grow Oxalis vulcanicola growing and care:

Cool weather, more than -2C

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:

Recommended planting season?
Autumn, winter, spring

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, fungal

Pruning season:
Spring / Summer

How to prune a Oxalis vulcanicola:
For design and dead leaves and flowers stems

Size of the plant?
10-25 cm, 4-10 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 indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn / Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers 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

Scientific name:

Oxalis vulcanicola

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