Oxalis Triangularis (Purple Butterfly/Purple Shamrock)
Oxalis triangularis are fascinating to watch as they 'close' their leaves when it gets dark and open them again in the morning. They are known as purple butterflies as when they close, they look like a cluster of butterflies! The purple shamrock name comes from the shape of their leaves.
- Water: Once the top two inches of the potting mix have dried out. They can look dramatic if thirsty but will bounce back once given a drink.
- Light: Best in bright-medium indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight.
- Temperature/Humidity: Happier in high humidity but won't die if left in a lower humidity environment. Aim for temperatures of 15°C and above.
- Pets: Toxic if eaten. Keep out of reach of pets and children.
- Feeding: Feed once a month in growing season (Spring & Summer) using a diluted liquid plant food. Do not feed unless the plant is actively growing.
Pot size: 8cm (mini)
Please note: All plants are provided in a plastic nursery pot. Any outer decorative pots photographed are for illustration purposes. This plant is not for consumption.