Unveil the enchantment of the Purple Shamrock, a captivating beauty that will dance its way into your heart with its vivid purple foliage. The Purple Oxalis, commonly known as the Purple Shamrock, is a striking indoor plant that adds a pop of color and charm to any setting. With its triangular leaves and delicate pink flowers, this plant is a showstopper in any collection. Easy to care for and visually stunning, bring home the magic of the Purple Shamrock today!
Ed's Plant Profile
- Taxonomy: Oxalidaceae
- Common Name: Purple Shamrock
- Native Range: Oxalis triangularis is native to Brazil and other parts of South America, but it is now widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in many parts of the world, including North America, Europe, and Asia.
Ed's Care Guide
- Light: Prefers bright indirect light, tolerates partial shade
- Water: Water once the top inch of soil is dry, water less in winter as they go dormant
- Soil: Oxalis plants prefer well-draining soil that is slightly acidic with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. A good soil mix for Oxalis can be made by mixing equal parts of potting soil, perlite, and peat moss. General purpose potting mix works great!
- Humidity: 40-60%. It
- Temperature: 60-75°F (15-24°C).
- Feeding: water-soluble fertilizer with equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (such as a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 formula).
- Propagation: Oxalis triangularis can be propagated through division of the bulbs or corms, or by stem cuttings.
- Pests: Few pest problems but look out for aphids, spider mites, mealybugs.
- Toxicity: Generally non-toxic, use caution with pets
- Fun Fact: Place outside to attract butterflies!