Oxalis Plant
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Shamrock plant is sick

Zone Bremerton, WA 98311 | grandma pat added on November 24, 2015 | Answered

My shamrock does not appear to have the shamrock fungus or spider mites, as I have seen described before. Each stem and leaf comes up and appears to be healthy, then, in a short while, usually less than two weeks, the leaves begin to turn pale and get what looks like dried water drops on the upper side. They then continue to turn paler (kind of like the fuchsia pink that the under side usually is, but finally almost translucent and beginning to curl and rumble up. Finally they die. In the meantime, the plant is continuing to bloom and new shoots continue to come up. This began this summer and, at first, I thought it had gotten sunburned, as I had it on a sunny kitchen window sill with pretty much full daylight and a southwestern facing full sun from about 3 pm to sundown. So I took it out of the window and put it in indirect light, fertilized lightly, top dressed it with fresh potting soil and watered sparingly, after giving it a deep soak in the sink first. It seemed to be coming out of it, but is now acting just the same.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on November 26, 2015

I don't think there is anything wrong with your Shamrock Plant.
Most people are not aware that the plant is actually a bulb.
It needs a rest and dormant period.
Here is a link that will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/shamrock/growing-shamrock-plants.htm

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