Oxalis Triangularis - False Shamrock

Size: 4” Nursery Pot
Sale price$ 13.99


Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! While you might be used to seeing the purple variety of this plant, Oxalis Triangularis or the ‘False Shamrock’ is the perfect plant to celebrate the coming of spring, especially when it’s in bloom with those adorable little white flowers. Named because it isn’t actually a Clover, the family of proper Shamrocks, this plant is much more striking with its larger, triangular leaves that close at night and reopen with the morning sun. As this plant is considered invasive in some parts of the world, one can imagine it isn’t difficult to care for. Preferring bright indirect light but tolerant of shady conditions and watering when the top inch of soil is dry, it also isn’t picky about humidity making it a great indoor to plant that will hold your attention even after St. Patrick’s Day!  

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Oxalis Triangularis
  • Common Name: False Shamrock 
  • Family: Oxalidaceae 
  • Native Range: South America

Ed's Care Guide

  • Light: Prefers bright indirect light, tolerates partial shade 
  • Water: Water once the top inch of soil is dry, water less in winter as they go dormant 
  • Soil: Use a well draining potting mix
  • Humidity: Standard room humidity 
  • Temperature: 60-80F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding:  Apply a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer biweekly as needed and reduce frequency in winter.
  • Propagation: Division
  • Growth: Creeping- makes a great ground cover if you have mild winters 
  • Pests: Few pest problems but look out for aphids. Place outside to attract butterflies!
  • Toxicity: Edible for humans, the leaves have an acidic taste 

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