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Other Names: Volcanic Sorrel/Spiral Sorrel

Scientific Name: Oxalis Spiralis Var. Vulcanicola Zinfandel

Family: Oxalidaceae

Genus: Oxalis

Native: Central & South America


A rare plant, this variety of the wood sorrel family is smaller leafed than its most popular relative (the Oxalis Regnelli aka Butterfly Plant) but cuter in many ways! Its foliage is dark purple and petite, and it grows in a bushy manner with pretty yellow flowers, making it excellent for ornamental container gardening. Grow this plant in semi-shade or non-harsh sunlight, and water regularly. Relatively easy to grow, this plant loves a good breeze and the outdoors. A must-have in any plant collector's garden!


***All our plants are grown in organically enriched living soil without the use of any chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides.

**This plant is not available for sale online and may be purchased only at the plant nursery by Mandy's Farm

Oxalis Spiralis Var. Vulcanicola/Velvet Oxalis

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  • GROWING: Re-pot in a larger container to increase root and foliage growth when needed. Grow separately as this plant is quite demanding of soil/water resources. Trim off old, drying leaves from time to time and add this as shredded foliage around your plant to increase humus and soil health.

    LIGHT: If growing indoors, place in a bright spot with exposure to indirect sunlight/ambient light for at least six hours daily. If growing outdoors, place in semi-shade.

    WATERING: Daily in summer and twice a week rest of the year. Allow soil to dry out completely between watering events. Never let its roots sit in stagnant water. If growing indoors, ensure that drip trays are emptied regularly.

    FERTILIZING: Our plants are sold in organically enriched, NPK+MagSulf strong, potting mixes that would need no additional soil amendments for at least one year. If re-potting/migrating to a larger container, we recommend the use of Mandy's Farm Foliage Plant Potting Mix or one similar to it.

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