Plant Care Purple Shamrocks

Purple Shamrocks

4.8 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Purple Shamrocks has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Purple Shamrocks has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

False Shamrock Plant, Love Plant and Purple Wood Sorrel

Taxonomy

Oxalis triangularis
Oxalis
Oxalidaceae
Oxalidales

What other plant parents say

Purple Shamrocks has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Purple Shamrocks has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Purple Shamrocks has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Purple Shamrocks has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Purple Shamrocks has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Purple Shamrocks has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Nerskine avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Purple Shamrocks named Lucky by Nerskine on Greg, the plant care app
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…

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Jordanmshoop avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Purple Shamrocks named Elton by Jordanmshoop on Greg, the plant care app
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.

Maria avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Purple Shamrocks named Antheia by Maria on Greg, the plant care app
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.

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@Demi
Chicago, IL
Rating of the plant Purple Shamrocks named Foxy by Demi on Greg, the plant care app
03/18/2021

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

How to care for Purple Shamrocks

Water

How often to water your Purple Shamrocks

Water needs for Purple Shamrocks
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple Shamrocks 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 Purple Shamrocks

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Purple Shamrocks in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple Shamrocks: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Purple Shamrocks 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 city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Purple Shamrocks in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Purple Shamrocks

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Purple Shamrocks: 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 Purple Shamrocks after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Purple Shamrocks

Purple Shamrocks

Purple Shamrocks


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.

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