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Oxalis Spiralis ssp. Vulcanicola 'Plum Crazy'

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Description

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Oxalis Spiralis ssp. Vulcanicola
  • Common Name: Oxalis 'Plum Crazy'
  • Family: Oxalidaceae 
  • Native Range: South America

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: Use a well draining potting mix
  • Humidity: Standard room humidity 
  • Temperature: 60-80F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding:  Apply a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer biweekly as needed and reduce frequency in winter.
  • Propagation: Division
  • Growth: Compact - Can grow to be about 6-8" tall and 2' wide.
  • Pests: Few pest problems but look out for aphids. Place outside to attract butterflies!
  • Toxicity: Edible for humans, the leaves have an acidic taste