After a good rain, the grass is turning green again and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. To bring the Irish green indoors, pick up a genuine Shamrock plant at your nearest garden center this week.
Oxalis, also known as Wood Sorrel and Shamrock, has large clover shaped green leaves, much bigger than the unrelated clover you see growing in a lawn or hayfield. There are many varieties of Oxalis, but the one most commonly sold as a houseplant has large three-leaf clover leaves and lovely, delicate, star-shape, fragrant white flowers, as shown in our photograph. There is also a variety available with burgundy colored clover leaves and pink flowers.
Don’t leave the care of your potted Shamrock to chance.
Follow these 7 key growing tips.
With a little care, your potted Shamrock plant should yield cute clover leaves and lovely petite blooms for years to come.
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