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kaigia

I love indoor plants and have a small outdoor garden. I live in Manitoba (Zone 3).

Oxalis tetraphylla 'Iron Cross'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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kaigia

Iron Cross Oxalis is growing tall and lanky. What do I need to do to have it grow more full?

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maureen137

Mine is outside but of course too cold there. Nice leaves though.

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suerichards

@kaigia look at all that snow ⛄️

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gjones

I'm not sure what would help. It looks like it's getting plenty of sunlight.

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kaigia

Thank you! It is an annual where I live. I dig up the bulbs each fall and replant them in the spring as they do not overwinter in my zone.@maureen137

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kaigia

@suerichards Yes! We have a lot of snow. And it's not finished yet, we average 30cm of snow in the month of March!!!

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kaigia

@gjones. It is in a west-facing window and hot! My thermometer has recorded a high of 35°C on a sunny day.

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littlemorningglory

Has it been given a rest period? How much water are you giving it?

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kaigia

The bulbs were collected in the fall and put in storage. I water it to keep it moist. @littlemorningglory

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littlemorningglory

It might be slightly overwatered. What kind of soil is it in? They like more loose and sandy soil than rich and organic.

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kaigia

It is in regular potting soil. I will lessen the water and perhaps add some sand to the soil. Thanks for the tips. @littlemorningglory

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