I LOVE MY SHAMROCKS
Years ago I noticed these in a friends house. They sat in a windowsill and reached out toward the sunlight all day long.
When she told me that they were shamrocks I started watching for them. The next year when st. Patrick's Day arrived, stores began carrying them. Yes!
Most people have experienced these as outdoor plants (oxalis) in the higher numbered zones but it has over the last 10 years become my favorite house plant. I have divided them and bought more and now have about 12 pots scattered throughout the house.
I'd buy them in green or purple. They seem to be the most successful at growing indoors. Other varieties are less so.
Find a sunny window to place them in. Whenever they start to fade or turn brown, gently pull them from the soil. The tuber will send out a new one right away. Don't be concerned when in the evening they close up. It's their natural habit. They will spring open again in the morning.
Water at least once a week. They prefer to drain. If they are bone dry they will droop to let you know.
It's crazy how fast they grow!
By Allison Barnard ACC, CPC
Allison Barnard is a Certified Wellness Coach ( ICF), Interior Design Consultant, and owner of Larkspur Wellness. She offers women's retreats, virtual interior design sessions, contract and contract-free coaching sessions, and online courses. She regularly contributes to Larkspur's blog and resides in Bend, OR.