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6" Oxalis Triangularis 'Purple Shamrock'


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Purple Wood Sorrel is a thick mound of assorted purples that love to grow in the woods around nice big trees. Leaves of three triangles in a deep, satiny purple with violet splashes in the middle are borne on thin lime stems.  When nice and full in a pot they make that thick mound and thinner plants resemble their nickname of butterfly Oxalis; a crowd of startled purple butterflies hovering over the pot. Either way a lovely sight! Folding up to sleep at night, another sighting of violet butterflies sleeping with folded wings. Delicate, lavender, five petaled flowers with lime green sketched lines in the centers put on a show often. Occasionally the Oxalis will go dormant; the plant may lose leaves only to resprout anew a month or so later. No need to water during its nap until you see the new little leaves.

  • Air Purifying
  • Water - Medium (3):  Water plant when dry. Plant does not like soil to always  be  moist, but doesn't like to stay dry once becomes dry. Water as soon as soil is dry
  • Light - Med/High (4):  Needs more light than most, but direct light not necessary.  Can handle morning and afternoon sun directly on leaves.
  • Difficulty - Medium (3):  Not too difficult to keep happy, but does require some attention.

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