Oxalis spiralis 'Aurea'

Description

A new and attractive variety, the Oxalis spiralis 'Aurea' boats a vast pallet of hues ranging from yellow, gold, and copper, to pink, orange and green supported by pinkish stems. Unlike other varieties of Oxalis, this variety is not invasive and maintains a compact and bushy growth pattern. This variety prefers bright light to maintain it's rich tones yet is tolerant of some shade found inside the home. Water when the top inch of soil is dry. It also isn’t picky about humidity, making it easy to care for. Use this plant to match a particular color story in your home, or to stand out among the green in the rest of your collection! Available in 4-Inch Nursery Pot.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Oxalis Triangularis
  • Common Name: Oxalis spiralis 'Aurea'
  • 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