Oxalis triangularis (Purple Shamrock)

Though I have often said that there are no such things as indoor plants, I do bring flowers from my garden into the house as most of my plants are in containers.  We are fortunate to have outdoor weather all year round so I prefer to enjoy them in the fresh air.

Recently I made an exception when my friend Lucy came to stay.  For her I brought in an orchid in bloom and a pot of the ‘Love Plant’, Oxalis triangularis.  It’s a charming plant grown from bulbs that is a giant purple three-leaf clover with clouds of pink blooms that look like hovering butterflies.  I tried to encourage more leaf growth by cutting off the flower stems but couldn’t keep up with the speed they sprout, so I gave up.

It would tolerate being kept indoors but like all plants, it is happier outside.




About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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6 Responses to Oxalis triangularis (Purple Shamrock)

  1. angela1313 says:

    Since I don’t have your weather mine is in a Wardian case in front of the dining room window. The plants just love the “greenhouse” and both plants and cats stay safe.

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