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Can you identify this plant?


By Minnie

My friend had this plant growing indoors, but know nothing about it, does anyone recognise it please?



Hi Minnie, I think it's Purple Oxilis, but only because I recognize it from Polly's question in August :o)

3 Oct, 2007


(Pity Peter can't spell - lol) - it's called 'Oxalis triangularis subs.papilionacea 'Atropurpurea' because it had a name change for some reason...used to be called Oxalis regnellii 'Atropurpurea'. I am looking out for one because I think it's beautiful!

3 Oct, 2007


It's had a name change cos there was a botanist without a job :-)

3 Oct, 2007


Thanks for your help, now all I have to do is find one!!!

4 Oct, 2007


It was deliberate, to keep you on your toes *ahem* ;o)

4 Oct, 2007


They are easy to divide( the plant shown would make about 12 good pots of plants. Cut off the top let it dry out ,tap it out and you will find dozens of small corms they will all grow!! It is also reasonably hardy, but it does make a very attractive house plant, loathing hot sunshine.

4 Oct, 2007

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