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Q.Roots of the shamrock plant

Zone Mishawaka, Indiana 46544 | betty.whitson added on December 11, 2018 | Answered

My shamrock plant is huge, my problem is the bulbs are at the surface.am I supposed to replant it & put more potting soil on top of roots? It is dormant at this time. 12-1-18

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Answered on December 11, 2018

It would seem that your Oxalis is slightly confused! It is going dormant when it should be starting to grow!

You can leave those rhizomes, or you can transplant them out to more containers to multiply the plant.

This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/shamrock/growing-shamrock-plants.htm

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Answered on August 5, 2019

Hi! I think it'll be better to replant it. You can write an article about shamrock.

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Answered on December 12, 2018

Small-leafed shamrocks plants to own and can live for many years. They are easy to grow, make an excellent addition to any plant collection and are easily gifted to others. Shamrocks can even be sold for a handsome profit. Best of all, they are easy enough for any level of gardener to propagate. I am not surprised at how popular these plants have become. I got my first shamrock when I was 20 years old, as a gift from my grandmother, and it is one of the most visually appealing plants I have ever owned. During the daylight hours the leaves stand erect on slender stems that lean aggressively towards the light. At night the leaves fold downward and stay closed firmly together. My first shamrock has been with me for eight years and four houses and I now have two plants, one green and one purple. When the shamrocks start to get crowded in the pots, I simply split them up and give some away as gifts. It's a fun and easy way to share the plant with friends or even sell them at a place like a farmers' market. This is a relatively easy procedure that doesn't take very long to complete. First, carefully remove the shamrock, rhizomes and all, from its current pot. Remove any excess growing medium that may still be attached to the rhizomes and gently separate them. The rhizomes are not connected to one another and will separate easily. Prepare new containers with your choice of growing medium, provide shamrocks with a well-draining soil for the best results and plant the separated rhizomes with the pointed ends facing upwards. If the newly planted rhizomes still have shamrock stems and leaves attached, they will droop until the rhizomes begin to root and establish themselves. I would advise removing any remain top growth prior to replanting the rhizomes. New growth should appear in a few days after planting. When caring for a growing shamrock, pay mind to a few key situation. The first is light supplies.


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