The 'purple shamrock' is commonly called the rare and sought-after Oxalis Triangularisis low maintenance and beautifully decorative house plant with vivid purple leaves and bell-shaped flowers. Oxalis triangularis close their blooms and leaves at night, then open wide to the morning light.
This interesting Purple Shamrock makes the perfect gift for any occasion: Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, and even a Christmas gift. When gifting, we can include a free, handwritten card - specify your message at the basket stage of delivery, and we’ll do the rest! We won’t give the game away with paperwork or prices, so it’ll be a wonderful surprise!
How do you take care of an Oxalis Triangularisis or Purple Shamrock?
This plant is easy to care for and suitable for beginners. Keep your Oxalis Triangularis in a filtered bright to medium light but away from direct light. It is fairly hard to burn since Oxalis grows outdoors; the glass in your windows will filter out a lot of the intensity of the light. However, it will grow best when it’s away from direct sunlight.
Oxalis goes into dormancy as part of its normal growing cycle; the plants will start to decline, usually towards the end of summer but sometimes twice a year or more. The Oxalis plants grow from small bulbs, like daffodils and tulips, and they need a similar rest period to recoup and grow again.
Dont throw your plant away when the leaves start to die; stop watering and allow the leaves to die back. Water sparingly during this period until you see new growth. When you do, move the plant to a nice bright spot and watch the plant grow again.
Check out our details Oxalis care guide for more details
Where should I put Oxalis Triagularis?
This wonderful houseplant loves high or direct light - lots of light is needed.
How much should I water it?
As usual with tropical plants, water only when the top couple of inches of the soil is dry, don’t let it sit in water. Use a pot with a drainage hole and a Well-drained potting mix. Use a standard Premium indoor potting mix.
Should I feed Oxalis Triagularis?
You can feed once a month during spring and summer - we do vegan, organic plant food!
Is it suitable if I have pets?
No, unfortunately, it can be toxic to pets.
What size is it?
W12cm x H15cm
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This Oxalis Triangularis is supplied in a 14cm Vibes pot with a choice of 4 colours.
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