Plant Care Oxalis Triangularis
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Oxalis Triangularis

4.8 out of 5 (57 experiences)

Oxalis Triangularis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Oxalis Triangularis has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Purple Shamrocks, Purple Shamrocks, False Shamrock Plant, Love Plant and Purple Wood Sorrel

Taxonomy

Oxalis triangularis
Oxalis
Oxalidaceae
Oxalidales

How to care for Oxalis Triangularis

Water

How often to water your Oxalis Triangularis

Water needs for Oxalis Triangularis
0.5 cups
every 9

Oxalis Triangularis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Oxalis Triangularis

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Purple Shamrocks in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Oxalis Triangularis: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Oxalis Triangularis may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Oxalis Triangularis in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Oxalis Triangularis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Oxalis Triangularis: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Oxalis Triangularis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Oxalis Triangularis

Oxalis Triangularis

Oxalis Triangularis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Oxalis Triangularis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 48
Oxalis Triangularis has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 36
Oxalis Triangularis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 33
Oxalis Triangularis has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 15
Oxalis Triangularis has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 10
Oxalis Triangularis has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
Oxalis Triangularis has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Oxalis Triangularis has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
R_l15748 avatar
@R_l15748
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 702 XP
10/15/2021

I forgot this plant outside one day and night last week and he got bleached! But he’s coming back with new shoots

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Armin avatar
@Armin
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 32 XP
09/04/2021

1-3 direct sunlight and watering 1-3 days ones

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Debbie avatar
@Debbie
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 99 XP
08/17/2021

Gorgeous easy on the eye plant

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Plantitlikelauren avatar
@Plantitlikelauren
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 1,042 XP
globe London, England
08/17/2021

Love everything about this beauty ❤️

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Veezpottedgarden avatar
@Veezpottedgarden
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 521 XP
globe San Francisco, California
07/17/2021

Lovely, forgiving, and colorful

Survivor Survivor
Doudou avatar
@Doudou
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 69 XP
globe Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng
07/16/2021

Good👍

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Stephanie avatar
@Stephanie
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 113 XP
globe Fairfield, Connecticut
07/07/2021

I love waking up and going to see my butterflies. They are so happy, fully open and ready for the day. It’s just an overall fun plant. The butterflies range in color for me. Some are a deep purple, others are a dark lime green and some are even a mixture of both but faded as if bleached. The flowers are absolutely adorable and also open and close at night.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Silkroute avatar
@Silkroute
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 91 XP
globe Covington, Kentucky
07/05/2021

Most beautiful plant. This plant adds extra beauty in the house specially when placed with other green plants.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Abigail avatar
@Abigail
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 165 XP
06/22/2021

Bulb

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Cristina avatar
@Cristina
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
06/16/2021

💖

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Tessa avatar
@Tessa
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 86 XP
globe Dunedin, Otago
06/09/2021

I killed two of the clovers and two new ones came through not long after. Love this plant 🥰

Fast grower Fast grower
Shannon avatar
@Shannon
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 84 XP
globe Churchville, Pennsylvania
05/28/2021

It is easy to care for.

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Houseplantjournal avatar
@Houseplantjournal
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 168 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
05/27/2021

Leaves will die back after a few months or a year but just replant the corms into new soil and they’ll regrow with good light

Fast grower Fast grower
Visualkelse_ avatar
@Visualkelse_
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 129 XP
globe London, England
05/25/2021

One of the first plants I purchased back in 2019. Still going strong almost 2 years later! I have propagated this plant a couple times and given the babies as a gift to other family members once they were ready to set out on their own! It’s a strong, stubborn little thing!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Jmeadkins avatar
@Jmeadkins
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 355 XP
05/21/2021

Love these! Super fun to watch how much they react to sunlight. They are quite active as they open during daylight and close at sundown. Popping up everywhere and growing like crazy! Everyone should have some.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Purpleflowers avatar
@Purpleflowers
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 107 XP
05/20/2021

These are super cute!
I’ve heard that they tend to get big, though.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Nerskine avatar
@Nerskine
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 1,807 XP
04/09/2021

This one is my FAVORITE. I love how she perks up during daylight hours and looks like a whole family of butterflies circling my credenza. I wasn’t sure she was going to make it, as she was shipped to Michigan in February and got delayed by the USPS, but she dusted herself off and got back in the game!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Demi avatar
@Demi
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 485 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
03/18/2021

It is so pretty but I never know if it is thriving or dying. It is a very confusing plant

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Jordanmshoop avatar
@Jordanmshoop
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 390 XP
03/14/2021

It might die upon repotting or propagation, but have no fear! Those bulbs will sprout again in no time! My favorite, easiest, and most successfully grown plant to date.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Maria avatar
@Maria
leaf-1 79 Plants
xp 5,664 XP
globe Highland, California
03/11/2021

Nonstop sprouting blooms and has gotten bushier since I took her home. I don’t have good lighting at home but it’s doing very well.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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