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I removed oxalis triangularis' sidebulb too early... help!

hi gardeners.

my oxalis triangularis means so much to me because it belonged to my boyfriend who tragically passed away a few months ago. it was his favourite plant and a gift from me. but unfortunately i'm not green-fingered at all so keep having to bring it back from the brink...

a week ago it was doing well and i was pleased. but then i wanted to propagate it so i dug up the bulb and snapped off the sidebulb (which was smaller and didn't really look ready but I'm impatient...) and replanted it. but since then the original oxalis has been looking very sad. the leaves have stopped opening in the day and it's beginning to droop.

if it dies i will be heartbroken. if anyone can help i would be so grateful.

thank you in advance. rosanna


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,537

    It may be going into dormancy.  Its almost impossible to kill, it may die down but then resprout again.

    Stop watering for a bit, let it die down, then after a few weeks start watering again. Don't let it get too hot if you have it indoors.

  • thank you! do you also know whether i removed the sidebulb too early? it wasn't fully grown and was an off-whiteish colour. do you think that could eventually produce a new plant? thank you.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Did you take any pictures of it Rosana? 

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