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Oxalis triangularis Purple Shamrock / False Shamrock

$24.99
4.5" Nursery Pot

Discover the mesmerizing allure of the Purple Shamrock, a botanical masterpiece destined to weave its enchantment into your surroundings. Also known as the False Shamrock or Purple Oxalis, this rhizomatous herbaceous beauty effortlessly elevates any garden or indoor space with its vibrant purple foliage. Unveil the charm of triangular leaves adorned with delicate pink flowers, transforming your space into a captivating oasis.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Taxonomy: Oxalidaceae
  • Common Name: Purple Shamrock , False Shamrock, Good Luck Plant, Wood Sorrel
  • 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.
  • Symbolism: Oxalis has historical and cultural significance, symbolizing various meanings like luck, love, and prosperity.

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!