What you will get:
You will receive purple shamrock (Oxalis Triangularis)live plants growing in a 6" pot.
Purple shamrock (Oxalis triangularis is also called false shamrock, lucky plant, love plant or wood sorrel. it is a perennial herbaceous house plant and may also be used for garden ornaments or ground cover. Purple shamrock is mostly propagated by separating its underground clustered corms (bulbs). It is very easy to grow.
1. Unique and beautiful leaves. Purple shamrock plants are attractive and distinguished from most other plants because of their dark purple tri-triangular leaves symmetrically arranged at the top end of every petiole (sometimes called stem). Under favorable conditions, the plants bloom all the time with dense small pinkish flowers. It is also interesting that their leaves open wide under bright daylight and close when the light dims down or under certain adverse conditions such as too dry or too hot.
2. Capability of surviving severe adverse conditions. An amazing aspect of these plants is their ability to survive severe adverse conditions. If you forget or are unable to water it for a prolonged period of time, everything above the surface may wither or even die back. However, the underground corms will not die. Instead, they go dormancy to escape from the possible death tragedy. It will revive quickly when the conditions improve. Therefore, it is important to remember not to give up unless the corms become rotten.
3. As a gift. Purple shamrock can be a great gift for relatives and friends.
Soil: Purple shamrock can be grown in a wide range of soil types and prefers rich, well-drained and well-aerated soil, especially when grown as potted plants.
Light: It blooms the best when partially shaded in hot summer. Direct sun would keep the blooms lush when weather is cooler and during winter.
Temperature: Purple shamrocks grow outside in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-11. In colder areas, they need to be grown indoors for the winter.
Water: Water thoroughly each time. Allow the surface soil to dry out before next watering. Avoid over watering.
Feeding: Purple shamrocks do not need much feeding, once in 2-3 months with all-purpose fertilizer during the growing season.
Special care: Depending on the growing conditions, purple shamrock may go dormancy. If its leaves stop opening under daylight, lack vitality, wither and die, stop watering and feeding, and let the foliage die off. Make sure not mistakenly to treat it as dead and even trash it. It may take about 2-4 weeks before new growth emerges. Then, you may resume your normal care. Dormancy may occur after shipping followed by improper planting and care. As long as the corms are not rotten, it will revive.
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