Mystery HousePlant Needs Identification

My daughter in law has this house plant and we can’t identify it Can you help?

Hi Jill,



Your daughter’s plant is called a Purple Shamrock Plant, Oxalis triangularis, or False Shamrock Plant. It  usually has dark purple leaves and pinkish lavender flowers. Shamrock Plants, or Oxalis, appear in flower shops around St. Patrick’s Day. These plants have the nickname Shamrock Plant because of their soft, thin, triangular leaves that are divided into three leaflets just like a lucky clover plant. There are complete care instructions for a Shamrock Plant in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.

Here’s a picture of a Purple Shamrock Plant in bloom.

Purple Shamrock Plant

Purple Shamrock Plant
Oxalis Triangularis