Oxalis Triangularis

Oxalis Triangularis


The Oxalis genus is widely varied, commonly found in gardens as well as houseplants. The Oxalis Triangularis is a rare find and is fast becoming a popular houseplant. It has striking purple triangular leaves, which open throughout the day and close up at night. The Triangularis also produces flowers which are edible. 

Light: Bright, indirect sunlight is ideal for your Oxalis. Be careful not to put them in direct sun as this can scorch their leaves. 

Watering: Throughout the summer months you will want to water your Oxalis about once a week, ensuring the top soil is dry before watering. You will want to reduce this throughout the winter months, again just check for when the topsoil is dry. 

Soil: Ensure the soil is well draining. If creating your own potting mix it's one part peat-free compost and one part perlite. 

Temperature: Oxalis Triangularis will tolerate temperatures up to 25ºC.

Repotting: Your Triangularis will need repotting once every 12-18 months, and you will want to increase the pot size by about 2cm.

Plant Care: Beginner.