Who needs curtains when you have a philodendron? I have this old philodendron plant instead of curtains in my kitchen.
My kitchen has two windows, one to the south and one to the west. There is plenty of light in the kitchen.
The philodendron plant, which someone in one of my FaceBook groups said is called philodendron tuxla(num), has been around for many years. I know it is a philodendron, but there are many in its family so I cannot swear on it being just that kind.
I originally got my philodendron when I lived in Vårby Gård at Bäckgårdsvägen, and it came with me when I moved to my present flat in November 2009. It is at least 15-20 years old by now and was cut down a couple of times in my former flat as I didn’t have any good way to keep it up when it got too tall/long. I have no idea how long I had it in my former flat.
This (above) is how the philodendron looked on December 28th, 2010, a year after I moved to my present flat. It was much smaller then than it is today. The philodendron was later moved from that position to the livingroom.
Some time in 2013 I moved the philodendron from its corner in the livingroom to the kitchen as it didn’t get enough light in the livingroom. Plan was that it should get more light in the kitchen and more space.
I stopped using curtains in the kitchen already in October 2011. They were just in the way and stole too much light. I have shades and half-transparent blinds in the kitchen windows in case I need to protect plants and the kitchen from the sun. But no curtains. I prefer plants to curtains.
As soon as the philodendron came to the kitchen it started growing again. I measured it the other day. It is now 3.80 cms long, counted from its pot on the floor. It has got several stems. The philodendron hangs and is fastened on to the curtain-rods, which I kept despite not having any curtains here, and covers one and a half window. It will soon cover the top of both windows.
It just keeps on growing…
I guess it also creates a good climate in the kitchen in addition to the greenery it ads.
We are at the peak of the dark season. It won’t get any darker now. Winter solstice was yesterday. Now it will only get lighter. But until it does…
Until the light comes back, you have to help the plants and give them some additional light.
Some lights are for Xmas decoration and don’t give all that much light to the plants, other lights for keeping the plants alive over the dark winter months.
For the latter I use a lamp called SUNLITE that comes from Venso Eco Solutions. It costs SEK 349, so not cheap. One is used for my figtree when it is indoors over winter. I got the first one about two years ago at a garden fair and used it over winter for the first time last winter.
This year I got a second one, for my olivetree. This time at a regular plantshop. Both have white shades, but you can get it in other colors.
The lamp has a periscope stand that you “plant” in the pot and drag out to desired length. The cord is really long so you can get it into the nearest electric outlet. The light is LED, with specific strength for plant-needs.
It kept my figtree alive the entire winter-period last year and I hope it will do that also this year, as well as for the olive-tree.
In the bedroom, where the figtree stand, I also have a decorative star lamp in the window, as is usual this time of the year. It doesn’t do all that much good for the plants, but it gives a cozy light.
In the livingroom I also have lights in the window that are more seasonal than for the good of the plants. They co-work with the plant-light. There are also various candles here.
When I shot the pictures we had snow outside. That is long gone now and there is no snow presently.
Both the plantlights and the decorative Xmas-lights are connected to timers that turn them on and off at the times I set for them. Very convenient.
The light is coming back though as from today onwards. I’m looking forward to some more daylight. This time of the year it is really dark.
It all started on November 1st 2016 when I woke up the roots of my white amaryllis Alfresco by putting its roots over water in a jar. That takes minimum 24 hours. I kept it there for around 48 hours.
I then planted the white amaryllis Alfresco in its own pot with earth and gave it some water. Not too much water, just a little to make the earth moist.
Then you wait and don’t give it any water at all until it starts to grow. It already had a small green top when I bought the bulb.
I placed the pot in the livingroom and waited for further development.
On November 17th it had started to grow and I dug out the amaryllis support from storage to have it ready for when the stem would go up. When it starts to grow, it grows really fast.
Below is its further development until today. It grows real fast when it starts growing. In the end it got four (4) stems. Each stem got at least 3-4 buds. It is a very beautiful amaryllis. This is the third year that I am growing this particular white amaryllis.
PS 2016-12-26. I’ve added some new pictures to the gallery,
Click on an image to see a larger versions or as slideshow.
Creative Plant Pots? That is the subject for the Urbanjunglebloggers task for November. Do I have any creative pots? Not really… Can creative plant pots be the way you use pots for your plants, or does it have to be the look of the pots themselves?
If we talk about the use of the pots rather than the look of them, then I will show you mine. The above ones are from IKEA and called BITTERGURKA. You can hang them one under the other. I have two connected and could have three if I give up the space on the windowledge under it. (Just beware that the plants are not too heavy and that they initially hang on something that can take the weight of the connected pots).
The pots is for hanging plants. But, as I my orchids do not grow upwards but to the sides and downwards I came to the conclusion some time ago that they are better off placed in these hanging pots. And the three I’ve put there love it.
My other three orchids are to be moved into these glassvases in the near future. Presently they live in those semi-transparent boring plastic pots that all orchids are sold in. The two vases in front are from IKEA, the one in the back is a cheap find at the shop of the Salvation Army the other day. I will follow up with a post about how and how it looks when done with the re-planting.
Most of my plant pots are simple and white without any decorations whatsover. My idea of plant pots is that they should not be what you see first. First should be the plant itself. The pot should be as uninteresting as possible. The above one is somewhat an exception with its pattern of a hanging cloth. I have no idea where I got it from.
This (above) is what I like. White. Simple. No adornments…
This big, white, but lightweight, pot with its own plate I got from a neighbor when they moved north summer before last. They didn’t want to risk it when they moved. This kind of pot comes in several colors and sizes and some variations as well. It is usually sold at various fairs or at the ceramics shop where they are made. It comes from STUREHOFS KRUKMAKERI. I love it.
This one (above) is not very creative, I agree. It is where my large climbing plant in the kitchen lives. it covers one and a half window presently. The plant pot is from IKEA and is one of their very first self-watering plant pots. They don’t do them in black any more, only white. Today it is called FEJÖ.
In the living room the pots do not get any more creative than in the kitchen… But, you can add things around them that makes the arrangment more creative.
The plant in the middle for instance has a stand under its simple white pot that is not as simple as the pot. I found that stand in the garbage where I previously lived and have used it ever since.
In my livingroom window and the sideboard there I put various decorative items in between the plant pots to make it more interesting to look at. The glass candle holder above is from IKEA.
Otherwise, my plant pots in the livingroom are white and simple… The one above for hanging plants comes from HORNBACH. it is smart as comes with metalwires to hang it up. Makes it strong to hold the plant in it. It also has a structured outside that I like.
Usually my plant pots do not get more interesting than this white one…
Or this dark blue one and the big white one with my largest cactus. The latter is from IKEA (not sold any more) and has an irregular shape in a triangular form. That is creative, right? I is perfect for the cactus as it is rather wide.
My smallest cactus – babies from the big one – has a flowershaped plant pot in green, Makes it stand out beside my white ones… I don’t know where I got it from. Have had it for years.
So, if the pot is white and simple, you can always decorate the plant itself with a metal colorful butterfly on a stick, right?
My olivetree also got a butterfly and a dedicated plantlight to survive the winter indoors. The plant pot is one of those I use most: simple and white with a plate just as simple and white. Can be bought in most stores that sell plant pots.
My plant pots do not get more creative than this. My plants have the lead role, not the pots they live in. I like them white and simple, but they may come in different shapes. Is that creative?
And the plants of course. Aloe Vera of different sizes and two different cactuses. The smaller cactus above come from the bigger one in the same picture. It produces “babies” which I sometimes put into their own pots. As for the Aloe Veras… I have a larger one in the livingroom which is the mother of all the Aloe Veras that Ive kept. I’e given away one to my neighbor and one to friend Ulla. The Aloe Vera is a tropical plant though and not a desert plant… I somehow associate with deserts though because of the thorny edges of their leaves…
I kept switching positions between the camel and the drum…
Here you see both my cactuses at the same time. And the camel of course. The cactus nearest to the window I’ve got years ago from from friend Monica who is no longer with us. The seconds one, closest in the picture, I got when it was one very small round plant. I don’t know how long Ive had it. A couple of decades at least.
Here I added a ceramic waterbottle. Beduin-model from Israel.
I also tried it out with a beduin-weave from Israel, a small replica of the carpets they once used to throw on the camels/dromedars in the desert. I’ve had a larger one once but it got so faded I threw it out years ago. Same colors and patterns though.
Then I took out a picture I love that has those very typical desert-like colors. I don’t have it on a wall presently but in storage. The picture comes from a calendar I had years ago. Took away the weaves and added my beduin camel whip (which inside has a metal stick … for killing animals, enemies?).
Tried it with either of the cactuses. I think the first one is the best here. The camel is still there of course.
The Aloe Vera was totally wrong here…
Also tried with my old kefie from Jerusalem. This is a genuine woven kefie, not a printed pattern which you often see today. Bought in East Jerusalem in the early 1970-ies.
So, the picture, the camel, the drum and the whip, together with one of the cactuses and the small Aloe Vera…
And the other cactus…
Or is a cactus and a camel enough for the desert theme?
I’ve always found it difficult to take selfies. I just don’t look the way I think I look when in a selfie. Taking a selfie means you have to look at yourself, in the camera (smartphone) and preferably smile at the same time you shoot the picture. Taking a selfie together with your plants/a plant/ is no easier…
The above two pictures is of me with my red oxalis. The plant normally is inside but the light outside was better so shot there. The red oxalis, which lost all its stems and flowers recently when re-planting it, is coming along just fine. So far one leaf, and the beginning of a flower is also on its way.
When outside with the plants there, I also shot a pantselfie with my figtree. The figtree is outside over summer but will get inside – provided I find a suitable place to put it – in a couple of weeks when the weather turns too cold and gloomy announcing oncoming winter. The figtree has grown a lot lately. It likes the unusually warm and sunny summer we have had and still have.
When I sat there under the figtree trying to find a good angle for the tree, Gustav, my neighbors male cat, wanted to participate too and to sit on my lap. So, he got into the picture as well… He looks a bit odd that close to the camera…
One of my big Mårbacka pelargonia also got into the picture. I have two of those. The one above is the one looking the best. They are both really big and survived last winter indoors. This year I will not bring them in though. Simply no space. They’ll be outside until the frost takes them, then into the recycling.
The caliente pink pelargonia WILL go inside though. Seems to be a healthy enough plant that might make it through winter indoors.
Above how the caliente pink looks all by itself.
This is my hanging pelargonia called balcon red. It is too big and too heavy to really “hang” so it stands on the railing of my patio. That one will not go inside when cold comes. I have nowhere to place it inside. Even though it is large, has lots and lots of red flowers by this time of the year, it will actually go into the garbage when cold comes. A pity? Yes. But no choice.
Below the last plantselfie for this time. Three pelargonias and an olive tree I managed to squeeze into this picture. The closest one is a pelargonia with fragrance which I don’t remember the name of. Haven’t decided yet if it will go inside or not when it no longer can be outside. Depends on if I can find a place for it or not.
When your windowsills don’t have enough space for your plants, you need plant-stands to put your plants on. The one above is from Ikea and called Satsumas. I like it because it is airy and doesn’t take up too much space. It is placed in the corner between my two windows in the kitchen, where plants get good light from two directions without being in direct sun. Only negative with this plant-stand is that no platform can take more than 5 kgs. That resulted in some re-organizing of my plants. (Picture also reveals that I need to do something about my electric outlets on the floor and all the cables…).
The above is the plant-stand I previously had in the kitchen, with the large aloe vera on it. It presently stands in the bedroom with a pot with fake flowers on it.
In the bedroom in the background in the middle is a white plant-stand. I had it outside until just the other day and only took it inside recently and cleaned it. It will have a plant on it later on when a lot of plants move indoors in few weeks time. Autumn is approaching though it isn’t cold outside just yet. That one was a find just outside at the garbage-disposal at my previous flat. I’ve used it for various plants over the years ever since. Not really my type of item if we are talking style… I like simpler things. At least it is white.
In the livingroom I’ve enlarged the area for putting plants by adding a sideboard. Presently it mainly houses decorative items, but that will change soon enough when plants move indoors. The pot of the plant in the corner to the left stands on another pot to get it higher up. That’s a temporary solution.
This (above) is more my kind of plant-stand when it comes to style. It is black, wired, plastic-coated stand. I bought that at a garden-shop yeas ago and have used it on and off. It was outside until today when I took it indoors and cleaned it. The funny thing is that now all kinds of plant-stands of this type start to appear. Lots of them.
This is how it looked outside. The plant now got a terracotta plate under it and another stand.
The above one comes from Lagerhaus.se and costs SEK179. They also have it in a smaller version that costs SEK99. This is really useful. You can use it turned either way.
The problem with some of these plantstands is their size. They are only done for smaller pots which limits their usefulness.
Th prices for these ones varies wildly. The ones from Lagerhaus.se are the least expensive. There are others out there that are much more expensive.
This one is from NORM architects. What it costs? No idea. Who sells it? No idea. But it is goodlooking. Love it.
This one is nicelooking (found it on Pinterest), but it looks dangerous… Don’t come close or it will fall over?
This is some of the plants in the kitchen. I love having greenery around me. I have two windows in the kitchen. The one to the left is south-facing, the one to the right is west-facing. And then there is the plant-stand in the corner between them.
The plant-stand is fairly new. It comes from ikea and is called SATSUMAS. I like it because it is airy and gives a light impression. Its inclusion in the kitchen though is one of the reasons that the large aloe vera that used to live there had to move elsewhere. It is simply too heavy. Each platform on this plant-stand can only take 5 kilos.
One of the plants on the plant-stand that got moved to the kitchen recently is my corokia cotoneaster, or zig-zag-plant as some call it. After a couple of weeks there it seems to like its new place. It is very hard to take pictures of as the leaves are so small, many and spread. The pot it lives in is very light despite its size.
I got the pot from former neighbors Lars & Camilla when they moved north last summer. They thought it might get destroyed in the move. I also got four stephanotis, pots included, from them. Two I’ve kept, one I gave on to neighbor Gullis and one to friend Ulla in town.
Also on the plant-stand is my ginkgo biloba, which has moved around a lot in the flat since I got it at a garden fair in the spring. It has grown since I bought it and it too seems to like its new place in the kitchen.
The newest plant in the kitchen is the above one, which has only been in my kitchen a short time yet. I hope it will like it here. It is a muehlenbeckia complexa (in Swedish called slideranka or plättar-i-luften) or maidenhair vine or a lot of other names. Very trendy in interiors presently…
Another change for the plants in the kitchen windows is that I’ve moved three of my orchids (I have six) into the hanging plant-containers (from IKEA) in the window. I took the opportunity to do that when the latest flowering had passed. Next time the flowers come the flowers will be allowed to hang out from the container. I will move down the one in the top container and up the one with green-white leaves. There is another one of those in the top one. I divided the original plant some time ago. Now both have flowers.
In one of the kitchenwindows lives one of my stephanotis floribunda, a very common house plant. I have two. The other one hangs in the window in the livingroom. This one also used to be in the livingroom, but moved here when I moved the aloe vera to the livingroom. Funny thing is, it totally changed its form when it got its place in the kitchen windows. It now gets light from two directions which causes its leaves to turn in new directions. I like it.
I keep moving plants around depending on the season. When the cold season comes (October?) some of my outside plants will move inside. That will totally change the situation and fill all available space with plants from out on the patio.
This is the south-facing window. This orchid is the last still blooming. It grows in a crazy way… Will have to do something about that when it stops blooming.
The large plant surrounding the window, a philodendron I’ve had for almost two decades, is now reaching the second window as well. It replaces curtains and is hanging on the curtain rods. The green-and-white-striped hanging plant is one of those tiny plants Ikea sells that has become large and got a larger hanging pot of its own. What it is called? I have no idea.
I hang the hanging pots on the curtain rods as I do not use curtains in the kitchen. Blinds are needed though during summer for protection of the plants from the sun when it shines.
I’ve always had lots of plants in the kitchen. They change over time and with the seasons, but always lots of plants. Who needs curtains in the kitchen when you have plants?
The story of my figtree is the following: I bought it last year, late spring. It lived outside on the patio the entire summer of 2015 until it got too cold for it to be outside. It then moved indoors and lived in my livingroom window over winter, with the help of artificial light for plants, but normal temperatures for indoors (approximately +23°C). The window is turned to the west and has afternoon sun.
The figtree got four (4) figs while indoors. Three you could eat, one was no good, the others were… so,so. It didn’t loose a single leaf over winter though I was prepared that it might.
By the beginning of May it was time to move the figtree outside again as the outside temperatures became comfortable for both plants and humans. The figtree is supposed to manage even if temperature drops slightly below zero centigrades.
It again got figs. Two this time. Lost a few leaves, but not many.
What it didn’t like though was the strong sun. Some leaves got sunburnt and later fell off. I should have known to protect it better from the sun…
By the middle of July I thought it looked poorly and partly naked. Remaining leaves were a bit discolored and it didn’t want to grow at all. Some of its roots were crawling on top of the earth in the pot.
So the figtree got a larger pot and new soil and some nourishing watering. That made it come alive and finally start to grow again. It also probably helped that the weather was fine and extraordinarily sunny and warm.
New leaves finally started to appear and grow fast.
There were signs of life at other places on the tree as well.
On August 6th it looked like this. (Click on an image to see a larger version).
To my relief the positive development just continued. By August 14th it looked like this. (Click on an image to see a larger version).
The progress and growth is fast now. It also seems to like the recent rains. Below is how my figtree looked this morning. I am happy that it is now growing.
Question is: where do I put it when it has to move inside again? It is too big by now to be put in a window…
I got myself a new plant in the livingroom, a green oxalis.
The other day it was my birthday. Not that I celebrate. Haven’t done that even when I was a child. Then because everyone was away in the summer at my birthday. Nowadays as it really isn’t much to celebrate… If not for the fact that I am alive and healthy.
Anyway, I am a member customer at the Plantagen shop, which sells flowers, plants, pots, and everything in connection with it. For their members, they send out a voucher for 12 roses on your birthday. You only have to come collect them for free in any of their shops.
So, went there with my neighbor as she has a car and I don’t. When there, my eyes fell on a green oxalis with white flowers. I’ve always wanted a green oxalis in addition to my burgundy one with pink flowers. The latter has become really big by the way and I’ve moved it from the kitchen-table to the livingroom-window.
As the green oxalis had a nice price (SEK 49) I picked it up. Then asked at the cashiers if I could take that instead of 12 roses. And I could! The oxalis was SEK10 cheaper than the 12 roses by the way, if looking at the published prices. Thank you Plantagen. Not every day you get a plant for free.
So, now I have a new plant in the livingroom. A nice green oxalis with white flowers. Just hope it eventually will become as large as the other one… The new one got the same kind of pot as the old oxalis. All for consistency…
Above is where it normally is, on my kitchentable, in the corner between the two windows in the kitchen. It has become really big there and I think it really likes this placement. This is one of the three stylings for the one plant.
It is a light place, but no direct sun here.
The second place I tested is in the livingroom. Looks good here, right? You see more of it here. This is the second styling for the one plant.
The third styling for the one plant is in the bedroom. With its dark color it is nice contrast to the lighter pots and decorations. And the green plants. From left: a ginkgo biloba in the window, then a baby aloe, and my oldest cactus.
The oxalis triangularis has again gone back to the kitchen to its regular place after the one plant, three stylings completed.
By the way, does anybody know the best way how to dived a large oxalis into more plants?
This months Urban Jungle Bloggers task is to present “Planty Table Settings”. This is my contribution to the subject. I always have plants around me in the kitchen, so welcome to my jungle.
The “second breakfast” is just that, the second breakfast on days when I go to the gym and come back home and need to eat something.
Mainly my plants are in the two angled kitchen windows, and sometimes on the end of the table where I keep all that is needed with the eating.
The very small pot on the table contains basil. The pot was handed out at Ikea recently on one of their events. The seed is actually growing… which is a first for me when it comes to seed from Ikea…
For lunch with a friend, another kind of planty table setting, where the rosemary tree and a large pot of fresh basil have moved onto the kitchen table. Forgot to put glasses on the table though…
I often vary the place mats on the table and have several in various materials, sizes and patterns. Above I remembered to put glasses on the table…
For a planty table setting for dinner I used one of my inherited old linen table cloth, hand-embroidered by my father when he was young at the first half of the previous century. One of my orchids was moved from the window to the table together with my new ginkgo biloba plants. A cutting (unintentional cutting) of a narciss from the garden was placed in a thin vase to add to the theme.
There is still plenty of space left on the table to place the food, salad, wine etc there. This is a table setting for two. The two small dogs on the table are old ones I’ve inherited from my parents. They are silver-plated (need polishing) and are used for putting away your knife on instead of putting it directly onto the table cloth. The small glasses with a green foot I’ve inherited from my grandmother.
Welcome to breakfast, lunch and dinner at my kitchen table, in the company of some of my plants. At my place all meals are eaten at the kitchen table, in the kitchen jungle.
It is an interesting plant. I have wanted one for a long time.
So, at this years garden fair, I found one for the reasonable price of SEK 95.
With our temperatures it cannot be placed outside. At least not at the tender age my plant has. But 175 ginkgo biloba trees are beeing planted at Hornsgatan in Stockholm. At first 20 trees in 2010. I don’t know if more have been planted since. I really hope they will survive there. They were dug up from a planting in Germany and transported to Stockholm and planted here in the winter of 2010. I haven’t seen them yet, but will surely visit and see if they have survived. Will wait until the spring has come further and they hopefully will get leaves there.
This small plant can become a tree that is 40 meters high… Not inside though (I hope). Mine is today 48 cms high from the bottom of the pot to its top.
The above is an example of how it can look fully grown…
It has plenty of small growth for new branches on it. Looking forward to see it grow and become an even more decorative little indoor tree.
I wanted the Ginkgo Biloba for its decorative leaves and the form of the plant. The split leaves with their distinct form are really decorative.
The plant is used in health products. It is also a really old plant. From wikipedia I got the following information:
Ginkgo biloba, known as ginkgo or as the maidenhair tree, is the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta, all others being extinct. It is found in fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China, the tree is widely cultivated and was introduced early to human history. It has various uses in traditional medicine and as a source of food. The genus name Ginkgo is regarded as a misspelling of the Japanese gin kyo, “silver apricot”. Wikipedia Scientific name: Ginkgo biloba Higher classification: Ginkgo Conservation status: Endangered Rank: Species
I’ve always loved the combination of plants and glass.
Having the light go through the glass and seeing the plants through the glass … I like it. This particular glass decoration comes from IKEA. Don’t thing they sell it any more.
Through the glass you see my new hanging pelargonia which has grown a lot lately and just had its very first flower. It is waiting inside still to come outside. Nights are still too cold for pelargonias outside. But soon…
You can also use the glass decoration to put a plant on top of it (in a glass jar of course). A bit dangerous though. It might all fall… Was only testing the look of it.
I often also use glass in combination with plants by creating groups of glass items near to the plants.
I like the contrasts.
The glass emphasizes the greenery of the plants.
You can also use flowerpots of glass. Common when it comes to orchids, but I’ve never noticed any difference in how the orchids grow and thrive if the flowerpot is of glass and transparent or if it is not. I don’t think the orchids mind one way or the other…
The above is a temporary installation… Used a flowerpot of glass to temporarily place the pineapple when I wait for it to get ripe enough to eat… They say you can cut off the top (or was it the bottom?) and place it in earth and get a new pineapple plant. Have never tested it though. Might do that one day.
The blue round vase here serves as a container for a scented candle in a glass. Placed on the kitchen table near to the plants I find the combination makes a nice contrast to the oxalis.
In all the moving around of plants parts of the above one came off… So I put it in a laboratory glass in the hope of it getting roots so I can plants it together with its siblings. This kind usually sprouts new roots on cuttings easily.
That was the end of the photo session, this months task for the Urban Jungle Bloggers, as I also managed to have one of the window lamps fall from the windowsill and brake the LED lamp inside it. The lamp itself did not break, just the bulb… Fortunately I had an extra bulb to replace it with. Floor full of glass and vacuuming became the next task…
My oxalis is getting big. It has grown a lot since I got it about a year or so ago.
Its leaves are fascinating. Daytime they open up in their full glory. Nighttime, when it is dark, they fold in the leaves and close.
For a while the past autumn and winter I thought it was dying. It kept losing leaves. The leaves just collapsed. I also had it in a lighter spot for a while. It didn’t like that so had it moved a bit further from the window and onto the kitchen table.
But then it started sprouting new leaves and even flowers.
The flowers are beautiful. Small and pink in a cluster.
Both leaves and flowers first appear as small loops at earth level. They grow fast though so in a couple of days they are up.
The whole plant turns towards the light so you have to turn it around frequently.
I also have wild oxalis in the garden. I dug them up from another space where they suddenly appeared and at first put them into pots.
They spread like weeds… and keep coming back each year. I’ve even removed a lot of them when they became too many. The wild ones in the garden look different though and are another specie.
At first I had the wild oxalis in pots, but soon enough moved them into the flowerbeds instead. The leaves of the wild oxalis are rounded and their flowers are yellow and bloom a very short time. The wild ones behave the same way as the ones indoor. They close their leaves at night, and open them again when light comes in the morning.
There is also a green variant of the oxalis which has white flowers. Have been considering to buy one of those too. Have to wait though until I can move the small pelargonia plants outside for the summer so I get some more space in the kitchen windows… Presently it is quite crowded there.