Shamrock Plant leaves Turning Yellow

Why are the leaves on my Shamrock Plant turning yellow? How do I care for my shamrock plant so this won’t happen again?

Hi Helen,

Green Shamrock Plant

Shamrock Plant

After a Shamrock Plant blooms, the leaves turn yellow, droop, and need to be pulled off.  While your Shamrock Plant appears to be dying, it is really going into a resting or dormant phase. After all of the leaves have died, stop watering and move your Shamrock Plant to a cool area. with low light. Green Shamrock Plants need to rest for 2-3 months while Purple Shamrock Plants need to rest for about one month. After your Shamrock Plant has rested for the appropriate amount of time, move it back into bright indirect light and water as usual. Once new growth appears, fertilize with a basic houseplant food at ½ the recommended strength. Shamrock Plants may go dormant several times a year.