4.8 out of 5 (57 experiences)
Also known as
Purple Shamrocks, Purple Shamrocks, False Shamrock Plant, Love Plant and Purple Wood Sorrel
How to care for Oxalis Triangularis
Oxalis Triangularis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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.
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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.
What other plant parents say
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.
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!
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!