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Oxalis bicolor - Candy Cane Shamrock

4.5 Nursery Pot

Introducing the delightful Oxalis bicolor, or Candy Cane Shamrock! This playful plant features striking bicolor leaves, with lush green edges framing creamy white centers. Its eye-catching foliage is complemented by charming flowers that bloom with candy cane-like stripes, adding a festive touch to your indoor garden.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Hoya cumingiana
  • Common Names: Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower, Small Leaf Hoya
  • Family: Apocynaceae 
  • Native Range: Eastern Asia and Australia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright to medium, indirect light
  • Water: Allow to dry out between watering. Avoid over-watering. Oxalis have a very shallow root system -- when watering, water slowly, evenly and thoroughly, ensuring proper drainage.
  • Humidity: 50-80%
  • Temperature: 60–85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every month when showing signs of active growth.
  • Propagation: Division, bulbs
  • Pests: Look out for aphids, spider mites, mealybugs and other scale insects. Rinse foliage occasionally under low pressure water to keep clean and dislodge any pests.
  • Toxicity: Hoya are widely known to be non-toxic to humans and animals yet if ingested may cause reactions in certain individuals

The Oxalis is a dream come true for beginners. This plant thrives in low light, making it perfect for brightening up dim corners of your home. Water it sparingly, ensuring the soil remains slightly moist but never waterlogged. With just a bit of attention, your Candy Cane Shamrock will reward you with its joyful blooms and unique foliage.