Did you go out this weekend and purchase a Shamrock plant to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow? If so, you are not alone, we might even have one or two here at Fleurenasci. The little green plant has been on sale everywhere, but how does one take care of a Shamrock?
Here is some great information we found when learning more about the Shamrock:
“Shamrocks grow and bloom best in full sun, but they will tolerate partial shade. In hot summer regions they will need protection from the afternoon sun.They should only be planted in very well-drained soil. Water regularly and thoroughly while actively growing, but Shamrocks prefer to be kept on the dry side during winter while they are dormant. In areas with wet winters they should be grown in raised planting beds or under the eaves of the house.”
If you are growing your plant indoors, it will grow best when it is grown in bright light but not direct sun. The plant enjoys relatively cool temperatures and plenty of fresh air. “Keep the soil evenly moist when your Shamrocks are actively growing, but allow them to slowly dry out and go into dormancy when they begin to lose vigor.”
Whether keeping your plant indoors or outdoors, enjoy your Shamrock and have a great St. Patrick’s Day!