Scientific Name: Oxalis triangularis


  • 12cm nursery pot 
  • Fuss-free plant 
  • Has periods of dormancy 
  • Leaves are photonastic

Among the forests of green indoor foliage, the Oxalis triangularis, or Purple Shamrock is a cheerful pop of purple. Best grown in bright, indirect light the Purple Shamrock has butterfly shaped leaves that react to the light - at night the leaves 'close up', like flowers' and open up to the light in the morning.

Take note that the Purple Shamrock is a bulb and the plant will go through periods of dormancy, especially after the growing season and may temporarily also go through dormancy if the conditions are not right for the plant. If you see the leaves beginning to die and wither away and the entire plant lacks vitality, stop watering and remove the dead brown leaves. When the plant begins to show signs of new life, you can resume watering.

We use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 83 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 1-3 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-5 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 1-3 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA)

Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to rural areas, such as farms.

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