Siliquosa Sunset Velvet, also known as Sorrel Sunset Velvet, is a tender perennial native to South Africa. This plant offers lime green and bronze foliage with a mat-forming semi-trailing habit of 6-8" tall and a spread of 24-36", with yellow flowers blooming in spring and summer. Perennial and evergreen in zone 8-11, this plant grows as an annual or houseplant in colder regions. This drought-tolerant, non-invasive Oxalis thrives in full sun or shade in containers, borders, rock gardens, or as a groundcover.
Siliquosa Sunset Velvet Selling Tips
Sell Siliquosa Sunset Velvet to customers looking for a low-maintenance houseplant or a compact mat-forming plant for groundcover or a mixed container. Customers will enjoy the easy care and unique lime green and bronze foliage of this non-invasive groundcover. Sunset Velvet looks lovely spilling over a low wall, the side of a large mixed container, or out of a hanging basket or window box. It is also attractive as a groundcover, offering texture and color to the garden or houseplant collection. Its foliage is evergreen in warm climates where it is a tender perennial.
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1. Space plants 20-24" inches apart in well-drained soil in full sun to shade. This plant does best in partial sun in hot climates and full sun in cool areas.
2. Water once a week or more often in hot, dry weather.
3. In cold climates outside zone 8-11, grow Oxalis annually, overwinter it indoors, or keep it as a houseplant.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Siliquosa Sunset Velvet, plant one rooted plug per 4-inch container or three to five per 10-inch container.. Use well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8-6.2, light feed (150-200 ppm N), an EC of 0.6-0.9 (2:1), and temperatures of 70-75 degrees. Pinch once, and don't use PGRs. This plant is not affected by any significant pests or diseases.
Yellow flowers bloom in spring and summer.
Pinch once at transplant.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration the base of each plant.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
You may see slugs and snails.
This plant isn't prone to disease but rust can develop in overly wet conditions. Water at the base of each plant in the morning and allow the soil to dry between waterings. Provide good airflow in your greenhouse and space containers so sunlight and air can reach the soil level of each plant.
Planting Siliquosa Sunset Velvet Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container or three to five per 10-inch container. Use well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot centered or evenly spaced in the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Oxalis Siliquosa Sunset Velvet Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6-8 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||12-14 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Spring, Summer|
|Light||Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 8-11|