With its stunning and eye-catching purple foliage, Oxalis triangularis or Purple Shamrock is sure to be the star of the show wherever placed indoors. Purple Shamrock owns its name triangularis due to the triangle-shaped leaves in a deep purple, with a lighter purplish-rose feature in their centre. Although the robustly coloured leaves are the stars of the show, the plant also produces small, trumpet-shaped flowers in spring in colours of pink or white. The blooms last for several weeks. Another feature of the leaves is they open during the daytime hours and close in the evening.
Another common name for Oxalis triangularis is False Shamrock, because many times it’s commercially marketed as a true shamrock or clover (Trifolium spp.), native to Ireland. This is due to Purple Shamrock’s three petals and similar looks to that of clover. Actually, it is a member of the wood sorrel family and is a Brazilian native.
Not edible. Toxic if accidentally ingested
Water weekly, adjust the frequency depending on the amount of light provided (less light = less watering). Allow the top 2" of the soil to fully dry out between waterings.
Light: Bright indirect light.
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