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Oxalis triangularis - 'False Shamrock' (12cm pot)

Oxalis triangularis are often referred to as 'False Shamrock'. Their stunning leaves tend to fold up at night and re-open again during the day. They are primarily grown for foliage, however in summer, slender stems may arise from the clump, bearing soft pink or white flowers.


Patches of green on the purple leaves is totally normal and is just a slight variegation.


Please note that oxalis triangularis occasionally go dormant, looking like the entire plant has died. Because this happens generally during the summer every 2-7 years when the plant is indoors, it seems like a serious problem rather than a periodic event. There is no need to toss your beloved triangularis!


Simply stop watering and let the soil thoroughly dry. Set the plant aside where it is no longer center stage, but where you will still see it. In a few months, you will see a new leaves emerge. That is the time to resume watering. Soon, your purple shamrocks will be lush and full again.


  • Nursery pot size: 12cm
  • Height (approx.): 20cm


Fancy a lovely pot to put this beauty in? Here is our collection of pots which fit 12cm - 16cm nursery pots.


Sending as a gift? Pimp your plant gift by adding one of our beautiful botanical greeting cards, made by is in collaboration with local artist extraordinare, Kate Summerville. 


  • Natural habitat: They are native to Brazil.
  • Light: They like bright, indirect light.
  • Watering: Let top inch of soil dry out between waterings.
  • Temperature: Does well in average room temperatures - does not like cold spaces or draughts.
  • Pets: toxic if injested. Keep out of reach of pets.


Note: all our plants are unique. The plant you receive might not be identical to the one photographed, but we’re sure you’re going to love it either way!


* price is for the plant in nursery pot only, does not include decorative pot.

Oxalis triangularis - 'False Shamrock' (12cm pot)

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