Oxalis Triangularis, more commonly known as Purple Shamrock, False Shamrock, or the Love Plant, is an attractive houseplant that looks fantastic by a window.

Oxalis Triangularis is a perennial plant, a member of the Oxalis or Wood sorrel family, and native to Brazil.

The plant isn’t always easy to source and may require either the help of a friend or a little searching on the internet.

You can buy the plant in bulb form – each bulb is a small cone like shape – and you can plant them anyway up.

From each bulb will grow multiple stems, topped with the most fantastic dark purple leaves – and when flowering a series of beautiful white-petalled flowers.

Make sure to give Purple Shamrock plenty of light or the stems will stretch towards the light and grow longer.

The plant will grow dormant once a year – don’t worry – you can just cut back the foliage and allow it to go dormant.

Next season the bulbs will quickly grow back again.

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Oxalis triangularis
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Oxalis triangularis
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Oxalis triangularis
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Oxalis triangularis
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Oxalis triangularis
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Oxalis triangularis
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Oxalis triangularis
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Oxalis triangularis and Oxalis Iron Cross
© Maja Dumat

In the last picture you can see Oxalis triangularis paired with Oxalis Iron Cross in yet another great picture from Maja Dumat.

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Colin
Interior design & plant nerd, co-owner of CSW.