Garden flowers

Oxalide: a pretty ground cover plant


Oxalis or oxalis is a small plant that is often found in ground cover, sometimes considered a weed.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Oxalis
Family : Oxalidaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 10 to 20 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Lightweight

Flowering : May to August

But it is above all for its pretty flowers with 5 petals that we like to cultivate it.

Planting oxalid

Preferably in spring but also in autumn.

  • Multiplication by division of bulbs or rhizomes in spring.

Maintenance of oxalide

Very easy to grow and maintain, the oxacid requires very little care over the seasons.

Remove faded flowers as you go if you want, but you don't have to.

Things to know about oxalide

The oxalid has nearly 150 species, which is why it is sometimes found in bulb, rhizome or even shrub form.

This pretty little perennial forms creeping tufts, sometimes invasive, and well flowered in summer.

Place it in full sun to promote flowering and limit watering to a minimum during the hottest weather.

Smart tip about oxalide

This plant adapts perfectly to container culture and therefore to the interiors of our homes.


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