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Oxalis Triangularis Purple Shamrock

Oxalis Triangularis Purple Shamrock

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Oxalis triangularis, commonly known as the purple shamrock, is a charming plant appreciated for its delicate, triangular leaves that come in shades of deep purple or maroon. It's native to Brazil and is often grown as a houseplant in other parts of the world. One of its distinctive features is that its leaves fold up at night and reopen during the day. 

Taking care of Oxalis triangularis, or purple shamrock, is relatively straightforward. Here are some tips:

Light: Provide bright, indirect light for your purple shamrock. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day, as it can scorch the delicate leaves.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Water thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain out of the bottom of the pot to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

Humidity: Purple shamrocks appreciate higher humidity levels. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly or placing a tray filled with pebbles and water beneath the pot. Just ensure the bottom of the pot is not sitting in water to prevent root rot.

Dormancy: Purple shamrocks typically go dormant in the fall and winter. During this time, reduce watering and stop fertilizing. You may notice the leaves dying back; this is normal. Resume regular care in the spring when new growth appears.

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