Multiplication by Division

Some time ago I bought this plant from the Huge Plant Sale:


Oxalis is considered a weed in Sydney, but this is one that we love to cultivate: Oxalia  triangularis, also known as the Love Plant, or Purple Shamrock.   Before long the plant had outgrown its pot so I pulled it out and divided the bulbs into this:



plus two babies:



and this one bulb that escaped into the viola bed:


So division is the easiest way to multiply plants!  The extras will go to the charity sale in April to raise funds for The National Breast Cancer Foundation.





About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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7 Responses to Multiplication by Division

  1. Great plant. So relieved you weren’t branching out into advanced mathematics

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  2. I remember having one of those oxalis and I grew it in my garden, it was very well behaved and did not take over like its weedy cousin, there was also a rather nice one called I think ‘Iron Cross’ loads of flowers and well behaved. Love that you make new plants the way you do. I would love to come to the plant sale, it looks wonderful.

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    • Mary Tang says:

      I love the plant sale because you can always find things that you don’t see in nurseries. I have the iron cross as well but the leaves were totally eaten by something and although some came back I have not had a flower.


  3. Beautiful flowers.

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  4. Sunshine Jansen says:

    I’ve discovered the most fascinating plants through you; at first glance the shape and color of the leaves didn’t seem real, like a bunch of otherworldly butterflies. I’m going to see if I can find one of these for my own. :)

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