4.8 out of 5 (81 experiences)
About Purple Shamrocks
Purple Shamrocks is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to bloom with a whopping 2432 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Purple Shamrocks likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Purple Shamrocks belongs to the Oxalis genus, and is native to Colorful.
⚠️ Purple Shamrocks is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.
Also known as
False Shamrock Plant, Love Plant, Purple Wood Sorrel and Oxalis regnelli
How to care for Purple Shamrocks
Purple Shamrocks needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 4th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
February 6th, 2023
Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 49.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
February 8th, 2023
This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 15.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of dayl…
Purple Shamrocks love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.
Purple Shamrocks does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
What other plant parents say
I love my shamrocks! They are a bulb plant and bloom extremely easy. I have new sprouts about every week, a flower once month. We are now getting into the colder months and it still is not dormant! If you decided to give them a "rain bath" the leaves can brown/break, so be careful!
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!