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Oxalis triangularis / false shamrock - strrrraaaaaange behaviour!

Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Midlands of EnglandPosts: 321
New one on me, this.



Note the 2 leaves growing through the pot drainage holes!  A week ago, a flower was doing this too.  Any ideas why? :)

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337
    It has probably formed an offset which has found the drainage holes in its attempt to find light - the soil above may be chock full of roots.  When it goes dormant, it would be worth re-potting, and you can remove any offsets and use them to make more plants. :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,895
    edited July 2021
    I agree with the above.
  • Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Midlands of EnglandPosts: 321
    Hey that sounds good Bob!  Thanks pitter-patter.
    Do you think it would complain if I repotted now?  I was given it a couple of years ago, and it obviously needs it.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337
    It might be difficult to separate them while in growth without cause a lot of root damage, but it's fine to re-pot them now.  There are some tips here:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Midlands of EnglandPosts: 321
    Thanks @BobTheGardener - appreciated.
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