Caring for Oxalis
I bought an oxalis recently (the kind sold as "shamrocks" around this time of year, with white flowers). It's sitting in a southwest window with lots of afternoon light, and doing great so far, but how do I care for it in the long-term?
My grandmother always grew oxalis, but she never really had enough light, and they got spindly and sad-looking. She loved them anyway.
There was a sign at the garden shop warning that too much water would make them leggy.
This particular oxalis is definitely in need of repotting, because it's fairly large for its pot size, and it dries out quickly. But...
- Should I wait for it to stop blooming before repotting it?
- Should I divide it as I repot, since it seems to have a fair number of bulbs in a small area? Or just put it in a bigger pot?
- How often and for how long should I expect it to bloom?
- What else should I do to care for it in the long term?