The history of Oxalis Triangularis
The triangular lucky clover or Oxalis triangularis originally comes from Brazil and belongs to the sorrel family. It is not related to our native clover, these species are legumes.
You can buy the Oxalis triangularis in violet-burgundy with white-pink flowers or with green leaves and white flowers. The special thing about this plant is above all its mobility. They can unfold their leaves during the day to capture more light and fold them back up in the evening to conserve water.
The correct Oxalis Triangularis location
The Oxalis Triangularis likes a bright spot, but it shouldn't be in full sun. You should protect them from the scorching midday sun.
In the summer, the lucky clover thrives best outdoors, the rest of the year it can stay in a bright, not too warm place on the windowsill. The maximum apartment temperature is around 21°C and should not fall below 11°C.
Proper Oxalis Triangularis care
There are a few things to consider when caring for the oxalis, we will show you how your plant can simply grow pretty and luxuriantly.
The right soil for your Oxalis triangularis
The best soil for your Oxalis triangularis is loose and high-quality potting soil. Rather reach for a well-known potting soil.
The watering: don't overdo it
You only have to water your Oxalis triangularis when the top layer of soil has dried. This houseplant is very sensitive to moisture, so make sure there is no water in the saucer or planter.
Use low-lime, stagnant and room-warm water for irrigation and daily spraying. Clean rainwater is ideal here.
This is how you fertilize your Oxalis Triangularis correctly
During the growth phase (between March and October) you can supply your Oxalis with commercial flower fertilizer every 2-3 weeks.
Do you have to repot your lucky clover?
You should transplant your oxalis in a new pot with fresh soil immediately after purchase, because the purchased plant is usually placed in inferior soil and the pots are much too small. Later you only have to repot your lucky clover if the pot has become too small.
You have to consider this when hibernating
The Oxalis Triangularis is not hardy and should be brought back indoors in the cold season (from autumn). It can stand on the window sill all year round, so it doesn't need a rest period in winter. Just make sure that it isn't standing directly next to the heater, the plant doesn't tolerate too much heat.
Some plants shed their leaves during the winter months, they shed in the cold and sprout again in spring.
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Oxalis Triangularis: This is how you can multiply them
The lucky clover has small caterpillar-shaped roots, the rhizomes. These are able to multiply independently. So you can easily divide your plant, but it is better to do this in the spring. This will give her enough time to recover until summer.
Is the oxalis triangularis poisonous to cats?
The Oxalis Triangularis is one of the non-poisonous plants. Fresh leaves and flowers are even edible.The leaves have a slightly sour taste and can be used in salads or as a tea. However, they have a high oxalic acid content and should therefore only be eaten in moderation.
Only large amounts of lucky clover can be poisonous to animals. So don't panic if your cat has gnawed at the Oxalis triangularis or just eaten the leaves of the small New Year's Eve pots. Only if she has eaten an unusually large amount of leaves should she go to the vet immediately.
The perfect room for your Oxalis Triangularis
The perfect room for your Oxalis should be warm and bright. So how about the living room? Here you can place them very decoratively on your windowsill.
Tips for problems with your Oxalis Triangularis
Oxalis triangularis is incredibly resilient to pests and diseases. The only thing that can go wrong with her is improper care. So always make sure not to water it too much, lest its roots start to rot.
Caring for your Oxalis Triangularis is basically not difficult at all. Always make sure that it is not too humid and gets enough light. It can always stand on your balcony in summer, but it should be brought back into the apartment in autumn at the latest.
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