Shamrock Plants are greenies for the greenest time of the year – St Patrick’s day. These clover-resembling compact plants pop up in stores for people to get some luck! Everyone is lucky with a Shamrock Plant in at least one way – these pretty houseplants make zero fuss.
Shamrock plants are tiny, reaching 6 inches (15 cm) in height. They have lush, clover-shaped leaves that come in various shades and produce charming small 5-petaled flowers in spring and summer. Whether these will be white, pink, or red depends on the exact species.
If you’ve got a Shamrock, remember that these greenies have an unusual timetable. They go dormant in summer. The leaves die back, and the plant will stay dead-like for a few weeks to several months. When that happens, put it in a cool place with limited sunlight, avoid fertilizing, and reduce watering. When the new shoots eventually appear, move the plant to a brighter place.