Oxalis question

Michael Mace michaelcmace@gmail.com
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 09:29:37 PDT
Joe wrote:

>From BX314 I received Oxalis stenorrhyncha bulbs (#26).  I just left them
in the envelope and was going to grow them as a winter grower.

Many winter-growing Oxalis start to grow in August in California.  Plant it
right away with the sprout *sideways* about half an inch under the surface
in very well-drained mix, and water the pot once a week.  In future years,
start watering in August.  Keep the pot in a fairly shady spot until the
leaves show up above the ground.

The spindle-shaped Oxalis seem to mostly grow on their sides (in other
words, with both pointy things growing to the sides, not with one up and one

Have fun,

San Jose, CA

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