What you will get:
You will receive green shamrock plants growing in a 6" pot.
Green shamrock is a green cultivar of Oxalis triangularis with synonymic names Oxalis regnellii, Oxalis atropurpurea. It is also commonly 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. Green shamrock is mostly propagated by separating its underground clustered corms (bulbs). It is very easy to grow. Green shamrock can be a great gift for relatives and friends.
1. Very decorative. Green shamrock plants are attractive and distinguished from most other plants because of their dark green 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 white flowers.
2. Interesting leaves. Its 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.
3. Symbolizing love and good luck. Shamrock leaves are clover shaped and some think the plant brings good luck and love. Its green color symbolizes wealth and prosperity.
4. Green shamrock plants are often used for St. Patrick’s Day decoration, especially for a party.
5. Never dies. An amazing aspect of these plants is their ability to survive severe adverse conditions. For example, 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 dormant 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.
Soil: Although green shamrock can be grown in a wide range of soil types, like most other bulb plants, it prefers rich, well-drained soil, especially when planted in pots.
Light: It blooms the best when partially shaded in summer. Direct full sun would keep the blooms lush when weather becomes cooler and during winter.
Temperature: Green shamrocks grow outside in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-11. In colder areas, they need to be moved indoors for the winter.
Water: Water thoroughly each time. Allow the surface soil to dry out but not the soil below before next watering. Avoid over watering.
Feeding: Green shamrocks do not need much feeding. Once in 2-3 months with all-purpose fertilizer would be enough during the growing season.
Special care: Depending on the growing conditions, green shamrock may go dormant. 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 even months 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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