Shamrock (Oxalis regnellii)


Add some fun to your plant collection with these seasonal shamrock plants! Shamrocks fold up their leaves at night, opening them again in the morning light. 

Plant care: Thrives in bright, direct light. Allow surface of soil to dry between waterings. 

Botanical Name Oxalis regnellii
Common Name Purple shamrock, false shamrock, love plant, shamrock, wood sorrel, oxalis, black oxalis
Plant Type Tropical, Perennial
Mature Size 0.5–1 ft. tall, 1–2 ft. wide
Sun Exposure Part Shade/Full Sun
Soil Type Loamy, sandy, well-drained
Soil pH Acidic
Hardiness Zones 
Native Area South America
Pet-friendly? No