Plant Care Molten Lava Oxalis

Molten Lava Oxalis

Also known as

Oxalis orange

Taxonomy

Oxalis vulcanicola 'Molten Lava'
Oxalis
Oxalidaceae
Oxalidales

How to care for Molten Lava Oxalis

💦 Water

How often to water your Molten Lava Oxalis

Water needs for Molten Lava Oxalis
0.5 cups
every 9

Molten Lava Oxalis 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 Molten Lava Oxalis

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Molten Lava Oxalis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Molten Lava Oxalis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Molten Lava Oxalis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Molten Lava Oxalis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Molten Lava Oxalis in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Molten Lava Oxalis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Molten Lava Oxalis: 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 Molten Lava Oxalis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Molten Lava Oxalis prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Molten Lava Oxalis requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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💨 Humidity

Molten Lava Oxalis doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

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🪴 Soil

Molten Lava Oxalis does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

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When and How to Successfully Repot Molten Lava Oxalis →


💩 Fertilizer

Molten Lava Oxalis grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

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🌎 Native Region

Molten Lava Oxalis is native to Worldwide.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Molten Lava Oxalis

Molten Lava Oxalis

Molten Lava Oxalis


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.

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