My wife brought home this little plant that says it’s a Shamrock Plant. It doesn’t look like it’s doing so well. How do we take care of it. There were no care instructions with it. Thanks so much.
Here are some care tips for your Shamrock Plant.
Light: Shamrock Plants need bright indirect light to grow well and produce flowers. They can often bloom all winter if kept in a sunny spot.
Water: Keep the soil of a Shamrock Plant barely moist but never soggy; allow the top 2” of soil to dry out before watering. It’s best to water a Shamrock Plant from the bottom so that the thin fragile stems of the plant don’t get water logged and the soil stays loose.
Fertilizer: Feed a Shamrock Plant monthly in the spring and summer when it is actively growing with a basic houseplant food at ½ the recommended strength. Never feed a Shamrock Plant when it is dormant and the bulbs are resting.
Temperature: Shamrock Plants grow best in cool temperatures between 60-70 degrees during the day and 55-65 degrees at night.Flowering
Flowering: The Shamrock plant variety Oxalis regnelli (green leaves) has small delicate white flowers. The Shamrock plant variety Oxalis triangularis (purple leaves) has delicate little purple flowers.
You can read more about a Shamrock Plants in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.