Plant Care Iron Cross

Iron Cross

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Iron Cross has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Iron Cross has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About Iron Cross

Iron Cross is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to bloom with only 59 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Iron Cross likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Oxalis tetraphylla
Oxalis
Oxalidaceae
Oxalidales

Also known as

O. deppei, "iron cross", "lucky clover", Four-leaf sorrel, Four-leaved pink-sorrel, "lucky leaf" and "four-leaf clover"

How to care for Iron Cross

Water

How often to water your Iron Cross

Water needs for Iron Cross
0.5 cups
every 9

Iron Cross needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Iron Cross

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Iron Cross in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Iron Cross: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Iron Cross love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Iron Cross does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Iron Cross in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Iron Cross

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Iron Cross: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Iron Cross after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Iron Cross

Iron Cross

Iron Cross


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Iron Cross has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Iron Cross has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Iron Cross has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Kelly avatar
@Kelly
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 150 XP
10/22/2021

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