Oxalis corniculata - Plant

Wood sorrel can be grown outdoors in rock gardens and as a ground-cover plant or indoors as a houseplant.
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1Oxalis corniculata - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Oxalis corniculata

Oxalis corniculata, the creeping woodsorrel, also called procumbent yellow-sorrel or sleeping beauty, resembles the common yellow woodsorrel, Oxalis stricta.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Oxalis corniculata
Maximum Reachable Height 12-18 in.
Flower Colour yellow
Bloom Time Spring-Summer
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Place three or four wood sorrel bulbs or rhizomes into each hole.
  • Push loose, prepared soil over the bulbs or rhizomes until the top of the soil is level with the surrounding garden soil.
  • Water the placed you planted bulbs or rhizomes to settle the soil.
  • Water the planting site when its soil begins to dry. After the plants grow and have healthy stems and leaves, give them an application of 20-10-20 or 15-15-15 fertilizer once per week.
  • Allow the soil to dry, and do not fertilize the wood sorrel plants if they become dormant.
  • Some wood sorrel species become dormant and appear dead for as long as three months up to four times per year.
  • Resume watering and fertilizing after new stems and leaves appear on the wood sorrel plants.

    Oxalis corniculata care

    Select a sunny or partially shady outdoor planting site. Mix a 3- to 6-inch layer of organic matter such as compost, well-aged cow manure and sphagnum peat moss into the planting site.
    Mix it in thoroughly to a depth of 10 to 12 inches with a rototiller or shovel.
    Plant wood sorrel bulbs or rhizomes in the prepared soil in fall. Dig planting holes ½ to 1 inch deep and 4 to 6 inches wide with a hand trowel. Space holes for multiple plantings 6 inches apart.

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 25 ± 2 ºC.
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Oxalis corniculata special feature

    They usually bloom in spring and fall, producing pink, purple, red, white or yellow flowers.

    Oxalis corniculata uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • It is anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, lithontripic, stomachic and styptic
    • It is used in the treatment of influenza, fever, urinary tract infections, enteritis, diarrhea, traumatic injuries, sprains and poisonous snake bites

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Do shamrock plants need lots of light?

    Shamrocks need bright indirect light.

    Do shamrock plants bloom?

    Shamrock plants bloom periodically, with delicate white or pink flowers which peek out from clusters of leaves throughout their growing season.

    Do shamrock plants spread?

    Yes Shamrock plants spreads

    Do shamrock plants close up at night?

    The shamrock plant opens its leaves in the day time and closes them at night.

    Can shamrock plants grow outside?

    You can grow Shamrock outdoor where indirect bright light is available.

    Can shamrock plants be planted outside?

    You can grow Shamrock outdoor where indirect bright light is available.

    Do shamrock plants like to be misted?

    Yes shamrock plants like to be misted

    Do shamrock plants go dormant?

    Most species of shamrock, which grow from tiny bulbs, lose their leaves and go dormant a few times a year.

    Do shamrock plants like sun or shade?

    Shamrock plants like shade

    Are shamrock plants poisonous?

    It is mildly toxic if consumed in large quantities.

    Is shamrock plant edible?

    No, shamrock plant is not edible


    Saturday, 15 February 2020

    It came well packed and is exactly how they show it

    Vijayalakshmi Kesharwalaa

    Wednesday, 27 November 2019

    What are other names of this plant?

    Madhu Grover

    Tuesday, 19 November 2019

    Thank you very much. Love your company and site.

    Riya Srivastava
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