Oxalis Triangularis

Learn how to easily care for this unique purple plant! Plus, important information about its dormancy period!

Oxalis triangularis is also known as the purple shamrock plant and false shamrock plant because of its shamrock shape.

How much light does Oxalis triangularis need?

Give this plant bright to medium, indirect light and it will be happy!

When should you water the purple shamrock plant?

When the top inch of the potting mix is dry. Make sure to feel the mix first!

What kind of potting mix should you use?

Nothing fancy needed! All you need is a well-draining potting mix. 

Does Oxalis triangularis need extra humidity?

Nope! This plant prefers average humidity levels and does not need any additional humidity.

Did you know Oxalis triangularis has a dormancy period?

It will go dormant after the growing season, but too-dry conditions can also trigger dormancy.

You might think your plant is dying, but actually, dormancy is an important time when your plant can rest!

When your Oxalis triangularis has completely died back into dormancy, you can remove any leftover dead foliage.

Move it to a dark, cool area.

Now, it's time to let it rest. You don't need to water your Oxalis regularly during dormancy.

The plant will rest for about a month, give or take.

Then, the bulbs will start to push out new growth!

When new growth appears, put it back in bright, indirect light.

Start watering it again, starting with a little water and gradually increasing watering back to a normal level.

Your plant is now out of dormancy!

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