Oxalis Care

Oxalis Care

Oxalis Care

Oxalis are clover-like plants that come in a variety of colors. They are a really cute addition to a sunny plant nook or desk. They also make great gifts.

Types: PurpleGreen, shop all Oxalis


Light: 

  • Bright indirect light 
  • Can handle some direct morning sun, but do not let it sit in hot afternoon sun 

Water: 

  • Keep semi-moist 
  • Water roughly 1-2 times a week 
  • Careful not to overwater or keep in soggy conditions - prone to root rot 

Humidity

  • Humidity is prefered but not necessary for survival - keep on a pebble tray or mist 

Soil Type: 

  • Needs a balanced mix that is moisture retentive but also well draining 
  • 1 part soil, 1 part perlite, 1 part peat moss (or coco coir)  is a good balance 

Toxicity Level: 

  • Toxic to animals 

Additional Information:

  • Watch them go to sleep at night! After sundown they will tuck in their leaves into an arrow shape and go to bed

West-facing light

In the window getting direct sun: Majesty Palm, Philodendron Selloum, Philodendron Xanadu, Euphorbia, Coconut Palm, Cordyline, Yucca, Sago Palm

In bright filtered or indirect light away from direct sun: Philodendron, Palms, Monstera, Alocasia, Ficus, Hoya, Peperomia, Pothos.

South-facing light

In the window getting bright direct sun: Majesty PalmEuphorbiaCordylinePhilodendron, Ficus, Alocasia,

In bright filtered or indirect light away from direct sun: PalmsMonsteraHoyaPeperomiaPothos, Calathea, Ferns, Snake Plants

East-facing light

In the window getting unobstructed bright direct morning sun: (Some) Philodendron CordatumFicus MidnightPothosKentia Palm, Peperomia, CalatheaFernsDracaena, Bella Palm, Pothos,

In filtered or indirect light away from the window: Golden Pothos, Jade Pothos, Pothos Silver SplashSnake Plants, Dracaena Lisa, zz plants

East-facing light is low to moderate light for plants. We highly recommend supplementing with grow lights for any plants you place away from your East-facing window.

North-facing Light

In the window getting unobstructed light: Philodendron CordatumPothosPeperomiaCalatheaFernsDracaenaBella PalmPothos

Away from the window: Snake PlantsDracaena Lisa, zz plants

North-facing light is the lowest light possible for plants. In low light plants need less water and can be difficult to care for. We highly recommend supplementing with grow lights for any plants you place away from your North-facing window.