Oxalis Plant

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  1. Name of Weed
  2. How Can I Kill Off Oxalis Corniculata
  3. Oxalis Care
  4. Shamrock plant question
  5. growing Candy Cane Oxalis Flowers
  6. Shamrock plant
  7. Houseplant-shamrock
Asked by Anonymous on December 3, 2010
Name of Weed

Need to identify a weed in our lawn at Cromwell. It is like a prostrate, creeping clover-like plant with small yellow flowers. Please tell me the name of it.

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Like others have posted... Oxalis. Now the trick is pulling it up before the little okra-like pods burst open sending the next generation out!

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It is probably either Yellow Trefoil or Yellow Oxalis.

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janegardens

If it is the same thing I have in my lawn it is creeping buttercup. Very invasive, spreads, and really does "creep" over the ground. Hard to kill but do your best or it will take over!

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PEACH

It could be a creeping jenny, which is a small yellow weed similar to a buttercup, only with smaller petals, it is a pretty little weed, but rather invasive and spreads very quickly. Get rid.

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DirtDigger

Oxalis. very common.

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madcow

if it is like a clover leaf but very small and a yellow flower it look like the Oxalis plant

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roedl

Black medic-fits this description

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Asked by jane51 on July 11, 2012
How Can I Kill Off Oxalis Corniculata

I have a flower bed and it is covered with Oxalis corniculata. I have tried hoeing it, but every day there seems more of the stuff. I am at my wits end with it. How can such a nice looking weed be such a pain? Any help would be great.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is a difficult weed to control, but this article may help: https://www.colostate.edu/Dept/CoopExt/4dmg/Weed/oxalis.htm

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Asked by skeeter37 on November 3, 2012
Oxalis Care

Oxalis care.

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AnnsGreeneHaus

o Place the pots in a bright window where they will receive indirect sunlight for most of the day. Oxalis requires temperatures of around 50 to 65 degrees F during the night and no greater than 75 degrees during the day. Temperatures above 75 degrees will usually trigger dormancy during the summer months. Water oxalis often enough to keep the soil barely moist. Allow the soil to dry out slightly in between watering. Fertilize oxalis plants only during periods of active growth and flowering. Use a balanced houseplant fertilizer according to package directions. Allow oxalis plants to go dormant during the summer months

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Asked by Wikkan on May 5, 2015
Shamrock Plant Question

My shamrock plant leaves are turning purplish-brown just on the underside but the plant continues to grow well and even is producing new flowers on a limited basis. Is it ok? Am I doing something wrong? I water thoroughly about once per week, in a pot that allows it to drain. It doesn’t get natural light, but sits under a small bright lamp five days per week and office lighting on the weekends. It appears to be thriving in every other way. I want to head off any problems at the pass! Thank you! I’ve included an image but it is really hard to see with the light in my office. I apologize and hope it helps somewhat.

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

No worries - it is the nature of the plant to have purple tones on the undersides of the leaves.

For more information on shamrock plants, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/shamrock/growing-shamrock-plants.htm

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Wikkan

Thank you! :)

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Asked by leolarryp on June 2, 2015
Growing Candy Cane Oxalis Flowers

What can you tell me about growing Candy Cane Oxalis flowers in my area? I have seen pictures of the flower and thought it would look good in my garden. The articles I have read about the plant sound like it could grow in our area but there is nothing about southern California – only that our area is (I believe) zone 10. So I am hoping you can shed some light about this plant growing, thriving, etc. in our area.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, you should be able to grow in zone 10.
Candy Cane Sorrel is hardy to zones 7 - 9.

Here is a great link about this fun plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/candy-cane-oxalis/growing-candy-cane-oxalis.htm

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Asked by Califtalktime on June 22, 2015
Shamrock Plant

Is it diseased? My plant has been big and beautiful with many blooms. Suddenly the leaves started getting white dots on them. The leaves are much sparser, although it is continuing to bloom. New leaves are starting but are tiny and unhealthy looking. I have repotted it once and am thinking it is needing another larger pot again. What do you think? Are the white spots telling me it is diseased? Would hate to lose it! Suggestions? Thanks, Colleen
PS it is a houseplant!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Asked by Anonymous on June 30, 2015
Houseplant-Shamrock

Indoor shamrock (burgundy) has small brown spots on its leaves. It looks as though something dripped on it and left spots. On closer examination, it appears that the leaves have dried out in spots. This plant is 15 years old and I periodically repot. It’s never had any problems at all and I have fed and watered it the same way for all these years. What could be the problem?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This could be a fungus. Treat the plant with fungicide, like neem oil, and see if this helps.

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