Posted 2Y ago by @ClimbingTozzia

Purple shamrock wilting and shriveling up?

Hello community! Iโ€™ve had this purple shamrock for about a month. It was leggy at the time I got it, most likely because the previous owner didnโ€™t place it near a window. Anyway, it seemed to be doing fine at my place for the first 2 weeks but over the past 10 days or so, has been looking pretty awful. Itโ€™s a foot from a window and gets a decent amount of light and Iโ€™ve been watering it every 6-7 days. Iโ€™m not quite sure whatโ€™s going on, any ideas? #PurpleShamrocks #PlantsMakePeopleHappy
1ft to light, direct
6โ€ pot with drainage
Last watered 2 years ago
I suspect too much water, soil should be bone dry between waterings.
is it crunchy shriveling or wet shriveling? if itโ€™s wet it might be getting too much water. i usually air on the side of under watering, just a day or two after greg suggests it (so usually about a week and a half between waterings). if itโ€™s dry it could be too close to the light source. iโ€™m not sure how easily they burn since i havenโ€™t had that issue but theyโ€™re pretty thin n delicate so that could be a problem. i would scoot them a little away from the window while keeping them in direct light or ease up on the watering depending on what they feel like. they also do droop a little naturally, so aside from the shriveling itโ€™s okay for them to look a little bit sad.
Purple shamrocks donโ€™t require a lot of water, from what Iโ€™ve read. I agree with @eric that it has been overwatered. I hope she perks up.
@ClimbingTozzia I also agree with @eric I have read the same thing as @Pegster has about them. I hope they perk up for you. Good luck ๐Ÿ€
The pot might be slightly to big for this gal. So there is probably a lot of excess wet soil. Like above mentioned itโ€™s being over watered. Iโ€™d trim all the dead leaves short short, repot smaller, and let it dry out for a week or two. These guys do go dormant in winter naturally so if it didnโ€™t ge that then it might be naturally doing it. My green oxalis has done so. The purple one is still hanging in.
Thank you all! Half of them have perked up a bit while the rest are crunchy and shriveled so canโ€™t really tell if itโ€™s a case of overwatering or underwatering. Will err on the side of caution and let it dry out!
@ClimbingTozzia pull the dead stuffs, theyโ€™ll come right up
@Jilliebeanstalk just did that, thanks!
@ClimbingTozzia I think itโ€™s in the air too. Mine has started to decline recently. Maybe they want to hibernate or be planted outside for the summer. I need to do more research for us.
too much water possibly, and too much Sun is bad for them, mine starts to wilt after 1h of being in direct light, they need indirect, and also look up about dormancy in shamrocks
@Jilliebeanstalk oh no. Mine has perked up, so thatโ€™s a relief. I hope yours does too! Isnโ€™t it too early to go into dormancy? I thought it happens later in summer.
I know mine wilted if it got direct sunlight. It prefers bright indirect light ๐Ÿ˜Š
@ClimbingTozzia mine totally shriveled and everything died. I dug the bulbs up and cleaned off the rot or dead, repotted and two weeks later we have new growth yeyyyyy!!! @Kiersten I canโ€™t find out thread to show you too.
@Jilliebeanstalk Omg success!! Look at her go!
@Kiersten I put the iron oxalis in the same pot this time so it should be interesting to see if they sprout all pretty like.
@Jilliebeanstalk yaaaayyy!! They just keep on surprising you, donโ€™t they! I hope the iron oxalis sprout as well- canโ€™t wait to see photos of them together!
@ClimbingTozzia thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š me too!!! I hope yours are staying well
I think mine has gone dormant already, too. I don't know for sure but, I barely water it and it seems like every time I do it sets it back.