Plant Care Shamrock


4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Shamrock has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Shamrock has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Shamrock

Shamrock is a relatively rare 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 being a survivor and a fast grower with only 55 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Shamrock likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Shamrock belongs to the Trifolium genus, and is native to Macronesia and Europe.


Trifolium dubium

How to care for Shamrock


How often to water your Shamrock

Water needs for Shamrock
0.5 cups
every 9

Shamrock 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 Shamrock

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Shamrock in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Shamrock: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Shamrock love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Shamrock does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Shamrock

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

Difficulty Level

Shamrock is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Shamrock



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Shamrock has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Shamrock has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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Shamrock has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Shamrock has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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Best St. Patrick’s Day present!!!!

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