How to grow Oxalis

Written by Maggie

Nov 27 2020

How to grow Oxalis

When Oxalis is cultivated, the culture soil is prepared with leaf rot, garden soil, and river sand in a ratio of 2:2:1. In the growing period, it should be provided with appropriate light. In summer, it should be shaded and watered once every 2 to 4 days. Keep the soil moist, no water, apply fertilizer every 10 days or so, pay attention to the prevention and control of diseases and insect pests when breeding.

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1. Soil requirements of Oxalis

Oxalis prefers loose and fertile cultures. Oxalis is cultivated by a mixture of leaf rot, garden soil and river sand in a ratio of 2:2:1, or by a mixture of peat and perlite in the same amount, which makes the soil breathable and rich in organic matter.

2. Lighting requirements of Oxalis

Oxalis can be maintained in a bright, sunny place in spring, fall, and winter. Especially in winter, more sun exposure for Oxalis is beneficial for Oxalis in winter. In summer, it should not be long exposed to the sun, especially the midday sun when the sunshine is very strong. It should be kept in a cool place.

3. Watering requirements of Oxalis

Oxalis prefers a moist environment, so make sure it's well hydrated during the growing season and water regularly. Water it every 2 to 4 days, depending on the temperature and dryness of the air. Water it only after the soil dries out. Do not let Oxalis water the roots.


4. Fertilization requirements of Oxalis

Oxalis grows very fast, so it is necessary to apply fertilizer regularly during its growth period to supplement nutrients. Fertilizer should be applied every 10 to 15 days. Nitrogen and phosphorus can be applied in spring and autumn, liquid fertilizer is better in summer. Apply cake fertilizer to water and apply cake fertilizer liquid. We also can apply organic fertilizer liquid or compound fertilizer liquid and no fertilizing in winter.

5. Notes for breeding Oxalis

Oxalis is prone to infestation and disease during high summer temperatures or rainy seasons. Pests can be sprayed dichlorvos and other pesticides expulsion, the common disease is sclerotinia. First, the stem and leaves of clover lesions should be cut off, and then use ethylene sclerotium agent to kill the sclerotium cells, such as the basin soil moisture mildew need to replace the basin soil.