What you will get:
You have three options:
1. Five freshly isolated purple shamrock corms (bulbs);
2. Five freshly isolated green shamrock corms;
3. Five each of both.
Each corm can grow into an individual plant.
Purple and green shamrocks are common names for two varieties of Oxalis triangularis. The plants are also called false shamrock, lucky plant, love plant or wood sorrel. They both are perennial herbaceous house plant and may also be used for garden ornaments or ground cover. Oxalis triangularis is mostly propagated by separating its clustered underground corms (bulbs). They are very easy to grow.
1. Very decorative. Purple and green shamrock plants are attractive and distinguished from most other plants because of their 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 pink or white flowers.
2. Interesting leaves. 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.
3. Symbolizing love and good luck. Shamrock leaves are clover shaped and some think the plant brings good luck and love. Green color also symbolizes wealth and prosperity. Green shamrock plants are often used for St. Patrick’s Day decoration, especially for a party.
4. Never die. 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 dormancy to escape from the possible death tragedy. The corms will revive quickly when the conditions improve. Therefore, it is important to remember not to give up as long as the corms say alive.
1. Soil: Although Oxalis can be grown in a wide range of soil types, like most other bulb plants, well-draining soil, especially when planted in pots, are preferred.
2. Planting corms. Plant the corms with the scale tips (like fish scales, as shown in Photo 2) up. Cover them with about one inch of potting soil and water the soil thoroughly. Place the pot to a warm and sunny spot, don't let the soil become too dry or too wet. Wait for the corms to sprout. After sprouting, follow the growing tips described below.
3. Light: Oxalis blooms the best when partially shaded in summer. Direct full sun keeps the plant lush and bloom dense when weather becomes cooler or during winter.
4. Temperature: Oxalis grows outside in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-11. In colder areas, they need to be moved indoors for the winter.
5. Water: Water thoroughly each time. Allow the surface soil to dry out but not the soil below before next watering. Avoid over watering.
6. Feeding: Oxalis do not need much feeding. Once in two months with an all-purpose fertilizer during the growing season.
Depending on the growing conditions, Oxalis may go dormancy. If its leaves stop opening under daylight, lack vitality, wither and die, stop watering and feeding. 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 or 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.