A Purple Heart in Your Garden

Welcome to the magical world of Oxalis Triangularis, a plant that is as charming as it is unique. Also known as Wood Sorrel, this plant is a delightful addition to any green space, indoor or outdoor, with its vibrant lime and amethyst leaves and eye-catching violet flowers.

Oxalis triangularis

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Moderate Water Needs

Requires balanced watering. Not too wet, not too dry.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Moderate Safety Concerns

Toxic if ingested, handle with caution. Toxic if ingested.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Oxalis triangularis

The Oxalis Triangularis is a non-woody perennial plant that stands about 1 foot tall and spreads to about 2 feet wide. Its leaves are a stunning combination of lime and amethyst, making it a real showstopper. But the real charm lies in its flowers. Blooming in pre-winter and hot weather periods, the flowers are a beautiful mix of violet and alabaster, attracting pollinating butterflies and the admiration of all who see them.

Despite its delicate appearance, the Oxalis Triangularis is a tough plant. It's a recurring plant that can survive and thrive in various conditions. But beware, it's also a venomous flora, so handle with care!

Also known as

Wood sorrel


Not only is this plant a feast for the eyes, but it's also literally edible! Both the leaves and flowers can be consumed, adding a unique touch to your culinary creations.

Our design recommendations

The Oxalis Triangularis is a versatile plant when it comes to design. Its fringe design feature makes it a perfect choice for cluster planting, adding a pop of color and a unique texture to any garden. Its ornamental leaves also make it a great choice for indoor greenery. This plant is a perfect fit for vessels, indoor greenery, and courtyards. It's a fantastic way to bring a touch of nature into your home or office, or to add a splash of color to your outdoor space.