Ivy ‘ Shamrock’

Shamrock ivy, also known as Oxalis triangularis, is a charming and distinctive plant cherished for its unique foliage and delicate appearance. Despite its common name, Shamrock ivy is not a true ivy but rather belongs to the Oxalidaceae family. Originating from Brazil, it is popularly grown as a houseplant for its attractive leaves and ease of care.

The most notable feature of Shamrock ivy is its triangular-shaped leaves, which come in shades of deep purple or burgundy, contrasting beautifully with its light green stems. The leaves are often tinged with hints of pink, especially on the undersides, adding to its ornamental appeal. In favourable conditions, English shamrock ivy produces small, delicate pink or white flowers that bloom intermittently throughout the year, further enhancing its allure.

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Additional information

Pot Size

12cm

Approx Height (incl pot)

20cm

Common Name

Shamrock Ivy

Latin Name

Oxalis triangularis

Watering

Keep the soil evenly moist during the growing season (spring through Summer), but avoid waterlogging or allowing the roots to sit in standing water, as this can lead to root rot. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, and ensure proper drainage to prevent water buildup.

Feeding

Feed Shamrock ivy with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half-strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season to support lush foliage and flowering. Avoid over-fertilization, as this can lead to fertilizer burn and damage the plant.

Humidity

It appreciates moderate to high humidity levels, so consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a pebble tray filled with water to increase ambient moisture, especially during the dry winter months.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed

Temperature

Shamrock ivy prefers moderate temperatures ranging from15°C to 24°C.

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