Shamrock plant - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Lil Thompson
Murrells Inlet, So
Question by lilandossie
November 27, 2009
I was told to divide my plant by, cutting the root(carrot looking thing) in half, crosswise, and plant both pieces. If so, when do I do this? How often should I divide and replant?

Answer from NGA
November 27, 2009


I think the advice you were given is incorrect. Your shamrock plant (Oxalis) grows from a rhizome and as the plant matures it will develop several rhizomes. You can divide the plant by separating the rhizomes and potting each up as an individual plant. The carrot looking rhizome should not be split in half. This can cause the death of both pieces. Just wait patiently for your shamrock to develop multiple rhizomes. When it does, it can be successfully divided.

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