- Showy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 6-12 inches
With its unusual and dark foliage, the Purple Shamrock Oxalis is certainly an interesting perennial houseplant to grow. Botanically called Oxalis triangularis, it is also known as the Purple Shamrock, False Shamrock and even the Love Plant. Its deep-purple leaves open in the morning light and close in the evening. It produces dainty pale-pink or white flowers that contrast well against its darker foliage.
Best Locations For Growing Purple Shamrock Oxalis
The Purple Shamrock Oxalis is toxic to animals and potentially to humans as well, so care should be taken if growing this plant around pets or children. That being said, it will grow in any well-lit and warm room.
Purple Shamrock Oxalis Sunlight Requirements
This perennial grows best when it is placed in bright, indirect sunlight. Near an east or west-facing window should be fine. However, do not place this plant near a south-facing window where strong direct sunlight could damage its wonderful foliage.
Purple Shamrock Oxalis Care
The Purple Shamrock Oxalis is relatively easy to grow, as long as its basic care requirements are met. Average indoor humidity suits this plant fine, although if its environment is especially dry, misting can be beneficial. A temperature between 65°F - 80°F is advisable. Being a perennial, this plant may enter dormancy and die back in the winter. When this occurs, the dead foliage can be pinched out and any watering reduced.
Watering Purple Shamrock Oxalis
Purple Shamrock Oxalis likes to be grown in moist soil that is not overly wet or waterlogged. When possible, water it with harvested rainwater when the top layer of the soil is dry to the touch. Be aware of overwatering, which can lead to yellowing foliage and the roots rotting.
Feeding Purple Shamrock Oxalis
To maintain plant health and its spectacular color, this Purple Shamrock Oxalis can be fed monthly from spring until the fall, with a liquid houseplant fertilizer at a weak concentration.
Purple Shamrock Oxalis Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: Low|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 6-12 inches|
|Mature Spread: 1-2 feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple, White|
|Flower Shade/Description: White, Pink, Lavender|
|Foliage Color(s): Purple|
|Foliage Description: Very Deep Purple|
|Temperature: 60° - 75°F (16° - 24°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Purple Shamrock Oxalis|
|Other Name(s): False Shamrock|
|Scientific Name: Oxalis triangularis|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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