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Oxalis is a flowering plant in the wood-sorrel family, which is comprised of over 500 species. It can be found throughout the world except in polar areas and can be consumed by humans.

While many oxalis species have beautiful blossoms, these plants are most commonly grown for foliage. You can often find them in florist shops around St. Patrick's Day because their leaves resemble shamrocks and are often regarded as a sign of luck. Their leaves come in shades of purple, burgundy, pink, green, and silvery gray. Oxalis Care Must-Knows Place the plant in an area that is room temperature and receives good air circulation and bright but not direct light. Soil should be kept lightly moist. Water sparingly and allow the soil to dry out between watering. Fertilize with a balanced houseplant food every few months.

With St Patrick's Day fast approaching, you may receive one of these plants as a gift. Now that you know how to care for it, may the luck of the oxalis be with you!

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