Corms are flowering bulbs. Every spring, people and gardeners around the world plant them in pots. After the flowers bloom, the bulb is felled and discarded as if it never existed. That’s really not the case with some kind of genus known as “Oxye-colors.” This variety of bloom requires to be planted in a sunny location, but it can still be enjoyed for a few years after being planted. As beautiful as it is, this hardy bulb may not be for everyone. Luckily, we have a few tips and tricks for planting the hardy variety, Oxalis.
Peel Away the Nylon
Oxy-colors have flower stalks that are wrapped in a large parachute-like material. While you can store Oxalis pots in a damp, cool place for storage, for many plants, the parachute material can cause plant problems. A bad Oxy-colors plant can become very dry and subject to disease. Most gardeners try to avoid any parade of similar-looking plants, but not every plant is the same. If this is the case with your petunias, it may be a great idea to try to get rid of the large, unrolling sections of nylon around the plant stems. After this is done, the bulb can be cut away from the plant completely and then planted.
Place Just Outside of a Shade District
While Oxalis can bloom year-round, Oxalis-cherry varieties prefer a northern climate. While planting in full sun is just fine for the oxalis-cherry variety, most of the other types of Oxalis prefer to be planted in partial sun to partial shade. This is especially important to remember when it comes to planting Oxalis-nudes that are planted in locations that have little sun. Just because Oxalis flowers in the summer doesn’t mean that it isn’t fine growing in Florida and California too.
Clad the Oxalis with a Welcomer Vase
Oxalis should be put in some type of decorative vessel, such as a decorative vase. Oxalis varieties are sometimes called “violet blossoms” due to their characteristic purple tint. Oxalis-cherries, in particular, are given the name “Chocolatta” as they are given the reputation of having the perfect look. Either way, most Oxalis varieties are best placed out of direct sunlight. Failing that, placing a Welcomer Vase or other similar container in front of your Oxalis will shade it and also shield the flowers from daily heat and dryness.
Fill Your Oxalis with Water Early
For Oxalis, it’s best to be a bit more liberal with watering. These bulbs need a good amount of moisture after each week or so that they are planted. In general, keep giving your Oxalis plants at least three doses of water per week. Oxalis that are planted in full sun are still best left without any watering at all. Even those that are planted in partial shade can continue to need little or no water if that’s where you are planting. Just be sure to keep growing this Oxalis wherever you choose.