I was recently given a gift of clovers, or oxalis deppei, as an early Saint Patrick’s Day present. I was very excited, but I had no idea how to care for a shamrock plant!
When I was a little kid, I spent countless hours looking for four-leaf clovers. I never found any, but I have always loved shamrocks. I was recently given a gift of oxalis deppei as an early St. Patrick’s Day present. I was very excited to see all of those tiny green clovers, but then I realized I had no idea what to do with it.
Do I keep it inside?
Do I run out in the cold and plant it?
How often should I water it?
Sun? Shade? Part-Sun? Part Shade?
I was definitely stressing out about this little plant. But, I tend to do that whenever I acquire things like plants and fish. (Long story for a different day.) So, I hopped online and learned that this little shamrock plant is my kind of plant. Apparently, it’s a no-fuss kind of plant!
How To Care For A Shamrock Plant
If you have a little plastic pot of shamrocks, they are most likely an indoor variety. They prefer cool air, damp soil, and bright indirect, light. If you choose to put your shamrocks in a different container, go with something small. They have a very simple root system and do best in somewhat cramped conditions.
Your plant will go dormant two or three times a year. During this time, your plant will start to turn brown and the leaves will fall off. Stop watering, let it die back, and then place your plant in a cool dark place. Your plant will “wake up” after a few months. When you see green again, put it back in the light and start watering. Then, just sit back and enjoy your shamrocks. And, feel free to look at each and every clover looking for that lucky four-leafed one!
If you would like more information on How To Care For A Shamrock Plant or Oxalis in general, you can follow the links below.
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