Will 4-leaf Clover Grow Indoors? - Knowledgebase Question

Logan, WV
Question by gregnlila
January 27, 2000
We found "trifolium repens" in the Park Seed catalogue. It was also called 4-leaf clover. Will it grow indoors in pots, or does it need to be outdoors? Also, is it perennial or annual outdoors?


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Answer from NGA
January 27, 2000

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pot into a larger container with a well drained soil mix. If you started the seeds in a pot or tray with soil mix, be careful not to damage the roots when transplanting. After transplanting continue fertilization as before.

INDOOR CARE:
Keep plants well watered (make sure container drains well) and keep in a sunny location. Continue fertilization as before. Try to keep tips in contact with the soil and remove any damaged leaves. "Runners" that extend over the pot or tray edge can be cut off at the soil surface. "Runners" that grow over the edge will eventually wither and die off if they can't root.

OUTDOOR CARE:
Outdoor care is the same as indoor care, except increase the fertilization to the recommended outdoor amount for container plants.

The 'Tri' in Trifolium repens literally means 3 leaves, but an occasional fourth leaf will appear on some stems. Guess that's why 4-leafed clovers are considered a lucky find!


pot into a larger container with a well drained soil mix. If you started the seeds in a pot or tray with soil mix, be careful not to damage the roots when transplanting. After transplanting continue fertilization as before.

INDOOR CARE:
Keep plants well watered (make sure container drains well) and keep in a sunny location. Continue fertilization as before. Try to keep tips in contact with the soil and remove any damaged leaves. "Runners" that extend over the pot or tray edge can be cut off at the soil surface. "Runners" that grow over the edge will eventually wither and die off if they can't root.

OUTDOOR CARE:
Outdoor care is the same as indoor care, except increase the fertilization to the recommended outdoor amount for container plants.

The 'Tri' in Trifolium repens literally means 3 leaves, but an occasional fourth leaf will appear on some stems. Guess that's why 4-leafed clovers are considered a lucky find!


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