Oxalis spiralis aurea / Gold Oxalis


Size: 4.5" Nursery Pot
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Sale price$ 19.99

Description

Golden Oxalis, a rising star among foliage plants, captivates with its vibrant hues. In partial light and cooler climates, it flaunts a diverse palette from light green to gold. Under full sun, enjoy a warm coral tone with bursts of yellow flowers on pink stems. Non-invasive and compact, it grows to a maximum of 1.5’ wide. Ideal as a houseplant, ground cover, or garden annual, it rebounds quickly when cut back to 3” tall. Elevate your space with the dynamic charm of Golden Oxalis!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Taxonomy: Oxalidaceae
  • Common Name: Shamrock, False Shamrock, Good Luck Plant, Wood Sorrel, Golden Oxalis, Oxalis spiralis ‘Aurea’
  • Native Range: Oxalis triangularis is native to Brazil and other parts of South America, but it is now widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in many parts of the world, including North America, Europe, and Asia.
  • Symbolism: Oxalis has historical and cultural significance, symbolizing various meanings like luck, love, and prosperity.

Ed's Care Guide

  • Light: Prefers bright indirect light, tolerates partial shade 
  • Water: Water once the top inch of soil is dry, water less in winter as they go dormant 
  • Soil: Oxalis plants prefer well-draining soil that is slightly acidic with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. A good soil mix for Oxalis can be made by mixing equal parts of potting soil, perlite, and peat moss. General purpose potting mix works great!
  • Humidity:  40-60%. It
  • Temperature:  60-75°F (15-24°C). 
  • Feeding:  water-soluble fertilizer with equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (such as a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 formula). 
  • Propagation: Oxalis triangularis can be propagated through division of the bulbs or corms, or by stem cuttings.
  • Pests: Few pest problems but look out for aphids, spider mites, mealybugs. 
  • Toxicity: Generally non-toxic, use caution with pets
  • Growth: 6 to 12 inches High & Wide
  • Fun Fact: Place outside to attract butterflies!

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