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Purple Shamrock AKA Love Plant
Oxalidaceae
Oxalis regnellii


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General Information

The Purple Shamrock or Love Plant requires bright or direct sunlight supplemented with a cool indoor temperature of 60-65 degrees. They can tolerate higher indoor temperatures but will go into dormancy prematurely and or begin to take on a "tired" appearance if temperatures go above 80 degrees for prolonged periods of time. Use average potting soil with good drainage and allow the surface soil to dry out between waterings.

This happy-go-lucky plant seems content to be anywhere. You can grow it indoors year-round, or move it outside on a shady patio for the summer. It can be planted outdoors in frost-free regions, however it is fast-spreading and can be invasive in the garden.





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Unknown Plant - August 09, 2009

Comment: Purple Shamrock AKA Love Plant, Oxalis regnellii

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Linda Vaughn

Rock Falls, IL June 10, 2010
I have had a purple shamrock for over 7 years. It has always been very healthy until now. It has bright orange spots on the underside of the leaves. Can you tell me what this might be and how to treat it.

robin

cincinnati Ohio. usa October 16, 2009
Yes they are always purple (burgundy) and they get this very delicate little bluish violet flower that pops up between he leaves from the ground. I really adore this plant.
Blossom
Blossom
August 10, 2009
No change in color, they are consistently purple. The leaves are very soft like satin or suede almost.
gardengeek
gardengeek
August 09, 2009
Love Plant, Purple Shamrock
Family: Oxalidaceae
Oxalis regnellii

AKA Oxalis triangularis
lorincook
lorincook
August 09, 2009
Are the leaves always purple?....or do they change colors?...

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