Oxalis Triangularis “Love Plant” (Purple Shamrock) Hanging

65.00د.إ

Oxalis triangularis, commonly known as Purple Shamrock or False Shamrock, is a beautiful and unique plant appreciated for its triangular, deep purple leaves and delicate pink or white flowers. Here are some care tips for Oxalis triangularis:

Description

Oxalis triangularis, commonly known as Purple Shamrock or False Shamrock, is a beautiful and unique plant appreciated for its triangular, deep purple leaves and delicate pink or white flowers. Here are some care tips for Oxalis triangularis:

  1. Light: Oxalis triangularis prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day, as it can scorch the leaves. Place the plant near a window where it can receive bright, filtered light or provide supplemental artificial lighting if needed.
  2. Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, and ensure that excess water can drain away freely from the pot. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings, but avoid letting it become completely dry, as this can cause the leaves to wilt.
  3. Humidity: While Oxalis triangularis can tolerate average indoor humidity levels, it appreciates slightly higher humidity. You can increase humidity around the plant by misting it regularly with water, placing a humidifier nearby, or grouping it with other plants to create a microclimate.
  4. Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix with good aeration. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and compost works well for Oxalis triangularis. Ensure that the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.
  5. Temperature: Oxalis triangularis prefers temperatures between 15°C to 24°C. It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures, but avoid exposing it to temperatures below 10°C, as it is sensitive to cold.
  6. Fertilizing: Feed your Oxalis triangularis with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half-strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization or stop altogether during the plant’s dormancy period in fall and winter.
  7. Dormancy: Oxalis triangularis typically goes through a period of dormancy in fall and winter, during which it may drop its leaves and enter a rest phase. Reduce watering and withhold fertilizer during this time, allowing the plant to rest. New growth should emerge when conditions become more favorable.
  8. Pest Control: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Inspect the plant regularly and treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

With proper care and attention to its specific needs, Oxalis triangularis can be a delightful addition to your indoor plant collection, bringing its unique beauty to your home.

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Overall Size

15-20 Cm

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