Oxalis vulcanicola is part of the Oxalidaceae family and its native range is Mexico (Chiapas) to W. Panama. This Oxalis can be propagated by stem cuttings. Leaves are dark purple with pink splashes, they are obcordate, growing in groups of three. Flowers are a striking yellow with 5 petals.
Genus name comes from the Greek ‘oxus’ meaning ‘sour’, this is in reference to the bitter tasting leaves. Specific epithet name refers to its habitat at the base of dormant volcanoes, always on cracks of black lava stones
Pot: ø 10cm.
Height: Approximately 15cm from base of pot.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive. Leaves may burn if exposed to too much light.
Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark or grit and worm castings; our potting mix works well.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every few waterings during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more
Humidity: Oxalis do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.Oxalis vulcanicola are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.