Oxalis clover – like a flock of butterflies in the home

Oxalis clover – like a flock of butterflies in the home
Oxalis clover – like a flock of butterflies in the home

Oxalis clover is a lovely bulbous herb with delicate little flowers. It is very suitable both for growing in a pot and as a garden plant, as it self-seeds and forms lush tufts.

There are many species of oxalis clover. All of them thrive in our country without any problems. They are easy to grow and do not require much care. Blooms from May to December depending on variety.


Their flowers are small in pale pink, white, pale blue and yellow shades. However, they are most attractive because of the leaves, which resemble those of wild clover. Some species are three-leaved, others four-leaved.

One of the most beautiful types of oxalis clover is the red one. Its dark red to purple petals resemble a huge bouquet of perched butterflies. They dissolve in the morning and contract in the evening after sunset.

Oxalis clover needs direct sunlight throughout the day. That is why a suitable place for her is the south exposure. Grows well on both east and west windowsills.



Oxalis clover likes high degrees. It grows well both in summer and in winter under artificial heating. The most favorable temperature for it is between 5 and 25 degrees.

Watering should be regular and moderate. The soil should always be kept slightly moist, but not too wet. Drought does not do well on oxalis clover.



The suitable soil for oxalis clover is humus-rich soil mixed with garden soil. Fertilize every 2-3 weeks to encourage flowering.


Bulbs are planted shallow until they grow roots. They can also be submerged in water until root whiskers appear. After they have rooted and grown, they are moved to a permanent pot with a suitable soil mixture with good drainage. It is good to replant every spring.

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