4.8 out of 5 (63 experiences)
About Purple Shamrocks
Purple Shamrocks is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that 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 1191 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 South America.
⚠️ 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 and Purple Wood Sorrel
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 Seattle, Washington.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 24th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
January 24th, 2022
Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 47.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
January 24th, 2022
This month, Seattle is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 13.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.
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.
January 22nd, 2022
The growing potential in Seattle is very low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to …
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!