The purple-leaf shamrock, Oxalis triangularis, is a low-growing foliage plant.
|1||Purple Shamrock, Oxalis Triangularis – Plant|
|2||4 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
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.
|Plant Height||9 inch (23 cm)|
|Plant Spread||5 inch (13 cm)|
|Common Name||False Shamrock, Purple Shamrock and Love Plant.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||6-12 inch|
|Flower Colour||Light Pink|
|Bloom Time||Spring and summer.|
Planting And Care
- 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.
Purple Shamrock Care
|Sunlight||Bright indirect light will give them the best leaf color.|
|Watering||Allow surface of soil to dry between waterings.|
|Soil||Any good potting mix.|
|Temperature||55-65F/13-18C at night/not warmer than 75F/24C during the day.|
|Fertilizer||Feed every 2 weeks while plant is growing with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half. When blooming stops, feed every other month.|
Purple Shamrock Uses
- Often they grow it in containers to adorn shaded patios, etc
- during the warm-weather months