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Purple Shamrock, Oxalis Triangularis - Plant

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The purple-leaf shamrock, Oxalis triangularis, is a low-growing foliage plant.
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Description for Purple Shamrock, Oxalis Triangularis

its popularity continues to grow. Indoors, it can fill a pot with rich, purple leaves and add a dash of color to the often green indoor plant world. It is actually multiple small plants that grow as a group from bulbs. It has three purple heart-shaped leaves, which each have three sides, that sit symmetrically to one another at the end of every stem.

The purple-leaf shamrock, Oxalis triangularis, is a low-growing foliage plant for the garden that also makes for an attractive indoor plant with rich, vibrant, purple leaves

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
False Shamrock, Purple Shamrock and Love Plant. Pinkish,dark pink Spring and summer. 6-12 inch Easy.

Planting and care

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Bright indirect light will give them the best leaf color. Any good potting mix. Allow surface of soil to dry between waterings. 55-65F/13-18C at night/not warmer than 75F/24C during the day. Feed every 2 weeks while plant is growing with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half. When blooming stops, feed every other month.

Caring for Purple Shamrock

  • It has minimal needs, but one thing it cannot tolerate is overly wet soils
  • It is critical that the plant is in a container with a drain hole and is not overwatered.
  • If this shamrock is exposed to temperatures above 80 degrees, it can wilt and go dormant.
  • Outside, purple shamrocks are put into areas that are somewhat shaded.

Typical uses of Purple Shamrock

Special features:

Ornamental use: Often they grow it in containers to adorn shaded patios, etc. during the warm-weather months.

References

  • |http://www.ourhouseplants.com/plants/purple-shamrock
  • |http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/purple-shamrock.html
  • |http://landscaping.about.com/od/tropicalplants/p/Purple-Shamrock-Plants.htm

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