Native to the warm tropical climates of South America, the Oxalis is a perennial plant and has over 800 species! The Oxalis traiangularis 'Green/Francis' is the one most commonly cultivated as a houseplant, followed by the tetraphylla 'Iron Cross'. It is also known as a wood sorrel or a false shamrock, because of its trifoliate leaf shape. Oxalis do best in warm and sunny conditions. During the wintertime, most oxalis kept as houseplants will be through a semi-dormant phase if not receiving enough light. But come spring, they’ll bounce back in all their glory. Fun fact - they raise and lower their leaves from day to night as a part of their circadian rhythm!
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.