How To Grow Purple Shamrock


Many gardeners tend to shudder when you mention oxalis, mostly due to the fact that it is one of the harder weeds to control in the garden.

However, did you know that there is one variety that is so coveted by plant enthusiasts it is on the most wanted indoor plant list? This highly sought after plant is more commonly known as the Purple Shamrock (Oxalis triangularis) and with its strikingly dark burgundy leaves and white flowers who wouldn’t want to have it in their hot little hands!

For beginner enthusiasts the Purple Shamrock is a great start into the plant world. Similar to their weedy relatives, these plants require minimal care making them a perfect prized possession for your indoor or outdoor jungles.

How To Grow:
Step 1: Choose a spot in the garden or indoors, that receives filtered light and preferably morning sun.
Step 2: Fill chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
Step 3: Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
Step 4: Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
Step 5: After the initial watering, allow the potting mix to almost completely dry out before watering again. To test, insert your index finger to the first knuckle, if it’s dry, water and if it’s still moist, don’t water.
Step 6: Feed weekly from spring to autumn with Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food.


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