An extremely decorative cloverIf it is not yet proven that the four-leaf clover brings good luck, nobody questions the highly decorative virtues of purple oxalys. In the forests of Latin America where it was discovered in the early 19th century, this bulbous plant has beautiful light green triangular leaves, but over time the horticulturalists have managed to select cultivars of an intense purple color, slightly mottled with pink. Thus adorned with his evening clothes, this "faux-clover" set off to conquer gardeners and decoration enthusiasts, who appreciate its beautiful foliage as much as its delicate summer flowering and its habit of folding up its leaves at nightfall to redeploy them at daybreak…
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How to grow oxalys as a houseplant?At home, the purple oxalys is cultivated like a green plant, even if it has no color! Like amaryllis or daffodils, this bulbous plant can be bought in a bulb in the spring and can be planted in a large pot filled with light soil, possibly mixed with a little sand. Then you have to find the ideal location for this clover, which must be both very bright and without direct sunlight. Too much sun would indeed burn it, while the lack of light would be responsible for a timid or even non-existent flowering. Demanding, the oxalys requires regular watering, so that its soil always remains moist: if you are afraid of forgetting, a tank pot is ideal. In spring and summer, it appreciates a little organic fertilizer in its irrigation water every two weeks, like your other indoor plants for that matter! At the end of October, at the beginning of November, the oxalys claims its well-deserved annual rest period! Even if you would still like to enjoy it a bit, arm yourself with pruning shears to cut its foliage and place the bulb in the cellar or in a dry, dark, cool and frost-free room ... And at the end of February, go out -It's wintering by replanting it and watering it copiously ... Let's go for a new cycle!
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