Love plant

Oxalis triangularis

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Love plant (Oxalis triangularis)
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Genus:  Oxalis
Purple shamrock's pretty foliage and dainty flowers make it a good choice for containers, borders, or indoors.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Purple, triangular leaflets that close at night. Nice houseplant. Native to Brazil.
Care:  Prefers light shade and moist but well-drained soil. Indoors, provide bright light and cool temperatures.
Propagation: 

Sow fresh seed or divide rhizomes.  

Problems: 

Fungal leaf spots, powdery mildew, rust, and seed smut are the most common problems, but also watch for spider mites and leaf miners.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Indoor Plant
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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