|Oxalis or Purple Shamrock
|Oxalidaceae: Oxalis triangularis subsp. papilionacea
|Oxalis in Sun, 2013|
|Oxalis in Shade, 2013|
I watered what may be a pot of oxalis tubers that has been sitting on the basement window ledge all window.
Oxalis sprouts have appeared.
I split the pot contents into 5 clumps and put them into the raised bed.
All doing fine.
May 26: I split up 2 of the clumps that were stored in newspaper and buried the tubers shallowly in the raised bed.
The indoor plant continued to flourish until I cut off its water a couple of months ago.
I put it in the refrigerator today.
June 23: From all those tubers in only 2 places have new leaves appeared.
July 4: Those 2 places have produced several leaves each.
September 23: There are now 3 nicely filled patches.
April 16: All 3 pots have sprouted and have many stems and leaves now.
September 16: They did very well in the raised bed and in the house.
December 31: The bulbs from outside are stored in newspaper.
The indoor pot is still flourishing.
March 29: I let the plant on the windowsill dry out in the fall,
then put it into the refrigerator for a few months.
I brought it out and watered it and it rapidly produced a pot full of new leaves!
June 27: The bulbs in the basement did not germinate.
I decided to divide the house bulbs and put half of them outdoors,
so I set them out and hardened them off.
When I went to divide them, I found there were only 4 colourless watery tubers
with pine cone-like stems on each of them,
each stem leading to a leaf.
Most of the leaves broke off from the cones during handling,
and the cones from the tubers,
and there were very few fine roots,
so I decided to keep them as houseplants.
I put 2 tubers and several of cones into each of 2 pots
and returned the pots to the windowsill.
May 9: I bought 2 plants at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory plant sale.
June 17: I put one plant out in the garden,
where it has lost some leaves but I expect it will recover.
July 2: First flowers.
August 6: Flourishing.
December 31: I had the bulbs brought in and I stored them in the basement.