Information About Palm Leaf Oxalis

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Palm Leaf Oxalis Plants – How To Grow A Palm Leaf Oxalis

By Liz Baessler

Oxalis palmifrons gets its name from its leaves - tiny, symmetrical fronds radiating from the top of each stem, making it look for all the world like a tiny cluster of miniature palm trees. Learn how to grow a palm leaf oxalis in this article.

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Q. Oxalis Control

Hi there I have a separate vegetable bed that has only dying cucumber and courgette plants and a large amount of oxalis. I don't need the bed at the moment so I want to concentrate on getting rid of the oxalis. What is your recommendation between these two options? 1. Dig over the soil, removing as much oxalis as possible, then covering with an old carpet. 2. Dig over the soil, removing as much oxalis as possible, then plant a mixed green cover crop such as Autumn Manure Mix from Kings Seeds. Which option do you think will work the best. Thanks, Lisa

You will, first, need to kill the Oxalis. If this isn't done, then you will only be spreading the plant. Disturbing the roots will cause all of the root nodules and growth points to grow twice as vigorous than before.

Killing Oxalis with chemical means will be difficult and will leave your soil toxic. Killing with boiling water will be the best option, but will need to be done several times.

Pour boiling water on the area several times a day for a few days. Once this is done you can dig up the soil. Turn it well, then pour more boiling water to kill off the remaining root nodules.

Cover with plastic for a few weeks to solarize any seeds that survive the boiling (which there will be many), then remove and plant fresh.

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How and When to Repot

When your plant starts to look too big for its pot or the roots are starting to grow out of the drainage holes, it’s time to repot – usually every one to two years. Choose a pot (with a couple of drainage holes) that’s about two inches wider than the original pot. Add about two to three inches of stones to the bottom of the new pot. This allows for drainage and prevents rot while also facilitating necessary humidity. Add well-draining, moisture-control potting soil to the new pot and push it to the edges, leaving a crater in the center for the root ball. Remove root ball from the old pot and cut out any brown, rotten roots. Loosen the root ball gently with your hand and place it in the soil crater. Top with more soil, leaving an inch between the soil and lip of the container, and water as usual.