How to grow oxalis triangularis from bulb

How to grow oxalis triangularis from bulb

Oxalis triangularis is a charming perernnial plant that works great indoors and outdoors. The dark purple foliage and light pink blooms are perfect for adding a bit of colour to your home or garden.

Potting guide:

1) Find a pot with drainage holes and fill it about 75% to the top with well-draining potting soil.

2) Position 3 bulbs on top of the soil, around 3-4 inches apart.

3) Cover the bulbs with a light layer of soil (1-2 inches). 

4) Water the soil until it runs out of the drainage holes.

5) Find a spot with bright, indirect light and new growth should start to appear within 2-3 weeks.

6) Wait until the top inch or two are dry before watering again, as oversaturated soil could lead to root rot.


For the best results, wait until the the plant is in its dormant stage before propagating. Then remove the oxalis from its pot and carefully divide the bulbs apart. Once this has been done, you're now ready to plant the bulbs into individual pots.


As the purple shamrock is relatively compact, it only needs to be repotted every 2-3 years to add new soil. Repotting is a good idea if you want a more bushy plant or your oxalis has spread to all sides of the pot.

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