Purple Shamrock, Oxalis Triangularis - Plant
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.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|False Shamrock, Purple Shamrock and Love Plant.||Pinkish||Spring and summer.||6-12 inch||Easy.|
Planting and care
|Bright indirect light will give them the best leaf color.||Any good potting mix.||Allow surface of soil to dry between waterings.||55-65Â°F/13-18Â°C at night/not warmer than 75Â°F/24Â°C 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
Ornamental use: Often they grow it in containers to adorn shaded patios, etc. during the warm-weather months.