Today I brought my mother's oxalis outside, it over winters in the basement under a grow light, doesn't really get a y foliage until it goes outside for the summer. Anyway, it is in a planter box about 1.5-2'long and there were 2 (yes two) leaves in the centre of the box. I decided today I would divide the tubers because it has been growing in the same box for probably over 5 years and each year the growth gets progressively worse. So to my surprise the tubers were all soft and mushy exept for maybe 5 of them the longest measuring about 1 inch and the smallest probably 1/4". Those tubers looked healthy and full of water, they were a pinkish white and 1 of the leaves was growing from this one, where as the other leaf was growing from one of the mushy ones. There were also rock hard tubers that looked like they literally had turned to stone. I took the healthy looking ones and planted them in a small pot and threw everything else out.
So my question, were the mushy tubers all dead? And will the newly planted ones survive? I couldn't care less about this plant but my mother will be mad if I threw out her plant she had for several years whether it was dead or alive. I'm hoping the small pot starts so she can have a much smaller plant that looks nicer and fuller than the hideous box she had the weeds growing in.