Bulbs forum: Oxalis articulata subsp. rubra 'Pink Dream'

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 11, 2015 8:29 AM CST
Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis articulata subsp. rubra 'Pink Dream')
I wasn't sure whether I should post this in the propagation forum or in the bulb forum..
This Oxalis, with the years, makes corms on top of each other and also extension corms coming from the sides.. My question is if they can be taken apart for propagation?
Anyone has experience with this?


Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Oct 11, 2015 9:00 AM CST
Myriam, I've never grown that species of Oxalis, but I believe that is natural vegetative reproduction on the extended corms. Those should be easily removed to propagate it. Does the plant gradually form a thicker clump when growing?

The Oxalis I grow is easily propagated this way.
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 11, 2015 10:41 AM CST
Thanks Neal, yes they do form thicker clumps when growing.
Which species of Oxalis are you growing, does it also makes those extended corms?
Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Oct 11, 2015 12:01 PM CST
This is the one I grow:
It has scaled, elongated little bulbs or rhizomes (not really sure which) that don't exactly have extended parts like yours, but scales broken off will easily grow into a new plant.

Many Oxalis propagate easily, and since yours does form a larger, denser clump, I'm pretty sure those extended corms are what is going on under ground as that happens. Sounds like an experiment is in order! Smiling
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 11, 2015 1:06 PM CST
Sounds like an experiment is in order! Smiling

I think so too!
Thank You!
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Oct 12, 2015 9:43 AM CST
O. crassipes makes similar underground structures. Both forms of bulbs keep growing if separated & planted, as well as cutting the bigger "string of beads" parts into smaller pieces.
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 12, 2015 9:52 AM CST
Thanks Tiffany! I've done the experiment of taking apart the mounted corns and the little side one attached on a long string, and planted them, we'll see.. Smiling
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purpleinopp
Oct 12, 2015 11:52 AM CST
Good vibes & good luck! I love bulb-type Oxalises!
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 12, 2015 8:39 PM CST
Thank You!

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