Excellent news for anyone interested in growing Oxalis: we still have some species bulbils available from the 2018 IGG Seed List, and are eager to distribute them at the start of the winter growing season.

Please note that this is an offer of Oxalis bulbs only, no seeds. Any leftover seeds from 2018 will be offered with the new list in early 2019.

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6 Comments on “Oxalis Bulbs Now Available to IGG Members”

  1. If these are the bulbils I sent last year, they are likely to be dead by now, and should be deposited in the trash. There will be fresh material in the new distribution.
    Love, g.

    1. Hi Greig, thanks so much for the new offer, please do send more 🙂 Some of last year’s are not greening up and it would be a shame not to distribute them, but good to hear that you can contribute more, many thanks.
      Matt.

    1. Hello Arnold,
      please contact Alan, the IGG Seed List manager, to see if there are any left.
      Thanks,
      Matt.

  2. I have sown Oxalis bulbils from Greig I ordered through previous Oxalis distributions. They did better outside in their small pots that in hot cactus greenhouses and have slowly declined in number after the worst winter ever ( the beast from the east) , though just looking at the numerous pots see little leaves of the Oxalis in what are damp and freezing conditions. In the summer months where they are in their small pots in trays on the ground they are baked in a sun trap.I do not know if the little leaves are seeds or from the bulbils. I was informed that in their natural state, these bulbils are deep down in the ground in S Africa.After the beast from the east there were fewer flowers, but the year before there were many.I am afraid they have been neglected, so it is interesting to see what they have withstood. If anyone would like the species names, I am happy to provide there. philipgreswell@aol.com

  3. The origin of these bulbils is interesting. They develop in clusters at the bases of the leaves of the rosettes right at the end of the growing season.
    We remove all of the bulbils from each plant at the end of the growing season – because if we leave them, many of them grow in the next growing season. The other problem is that the bulbils are naturally left on the surface of the pot, and with watering at the beginning of the next growing season, some may spatter into other pots, which makes a problem regarding curation.
    In nature, they are distributed by wind, gravity and animal activity.
    When we grow these, we sprinke them over the surface of a prepared pot and cover them lightly with coarse sand to stop them moving around before they their first root in.
    Generally, about a quarter of the planted bulbils will grow into plants. If grown well, it is possible to get some flowers in the Spring following the Autumn/Fall planting.
    Regards,
    Greig.

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