Propagating Oxalis


I have a healthy Oxalis plant and it is beginning to outgrow the pot. How do I go about propagating my beautiful plant.


Green or purple oxalis is often sold as a good luck shamrock plant for St. Patrick’s Day.

What makes this a perfect houseplant is that it is not overly fussy with its light requirements. The species with purple leaves requires less bright light than the green leaf varieties. It is generally recommended that the plant receives at least 4 hours of bright light. Don’t over do it though, too much sun will damage the leaves.

When watering make sure to soak the soil and then allow the top inch or so to dry out before watering again. Fertilize your plant with an all purpose fertilizer such as 20-20-20 following directions on the package once every couple of months.

Propagating oxalis is relatively easy. All you need to do is pull the rhizome mass apart, creating multiple sections. You can make the divisions small as long as each section has a piece of rhizome root and a green, growing stalk. Water the newly potted sections until the potting soil is damp all the way through the container.