Introducing Oxalis spiralis vulcanicola 'Sunset Velvet' or Sunset Yellow, a captivating plant that adds a touch of unique beauty to any indoor or outdoor space. With its stunning foliage and mesmerising colours, this variety of Oxalis is a must-have for plant enthusiasts.
Oxalis spiralis vulcanicola 'Sunset Velvet' is known for its exquisite velvety leaves that showcase a captivating blend of deep purple and rich maroon hues. The delicate foliage forms a cascading habit, creating an elegant and eye-catching display.
In the wild, Oxalis spiralis vulcanicola 'Sunset Velvet' is native to the mountainous regions of South America, particularly in the Andes. It thrives in high-altitude areas, where it is accustomed to cool temperatures and moderate sunlight. This plant is well-adapted to grow in rocky, well-draining soil, often found in its natural habitat.
Caring for Oxalis spiralis vulcanicola 'Sunset Velvet' is relatively easy, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced plant lovers. Here are some essential care tips to ensure its well-being:
Light Requirements: Provide the Oxalis spiralis vulcanicola 'Sunset Velvet' with bright, indirect light. It thrives in moderate to bright light conditions, but direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the leaves.
Temperature and Humidity: This plant prefers average room temperatures between 18°C and 24°C (65°F and 75°F). It can tolerate lower temperatures, but keeping it away from drafts and extreme temperature fluctuations is best. It appreciates moderate humidity levels, so misting the leaves or placing a humidity tray nearby can help create a suitable environment.
Watering: Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings, then thoroughly water the plant. Avoid overwatering, as it can cause root rot. Adjust the watering frequency based on the environmental conditions and the plant's moisture needs.
Soil and Potting: Plant Oxalis spiralis vulcanicola 'Sunset Velvet' in well-draining potting soil. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and compost works well to provide proper drainage and nutrition for the plant. Repotting may be necessary when the plant outgrows its current container.
Fertilising: Feed the Oxalis spiralis vulcanicola 'Sunset Velvet' with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper application and dosage.
Styling-wise, Oxalis spiralis vulcanicola 'Sunset Velvet' offers versatile options to enhance your indoor or outdoor space. Its cascading habit makes it ideal for hanging baskets or elevated planters, allowing the beautiful foliage to drape gracefully. You can also showcase it in decorative pots or combine it with other plants to create vibrant and visually appealing arrangements.
The unique colours and velvety texture of Oxalis spiralis vulcanicola 'Sunset Velvet' make it a standout plant that adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to any setting. Whether displayed on a windowsill, in a garden, or as part of a lush indoor jungle, this plant will surely draw attention and admiration.
Pot Size: 12cm (diameter) Plant Height: 20cm (from the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant).
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