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Q.Oxalis Leaves Turning Dark Or Getting Mushy

Zone Columbus, OH 43215 | deniray added on October 29, 2020 | Answered

Is it normal for shamrocks leaves to turn dark or wilt and get mushy? And although they have been in the place for years, all the sudden they are getting leggy. See pictures.

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Answered on October 30, 2020

This can be due to a few things. Over time, without fertilization, they can start to show signs of deficiency. Feeding or repotting occasionally can help.

Alternatively, a lack of winter dormancy can cause issues over several years. They need that period of rest to remain healthy.

Here is an article that will help you with their care:


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Answered on November 2, 2020

in the over 12 years I have had these shamrocks, they have never gone dormant, blooming all year round with full foliage. Is that part of the problem? and how do I know when they should be dormant?

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