Grow your own shamrocks

 
 
 

By Caitlin Murray Giles

Contributor

The symbol of St. Paddy's Day is officially known as the oxalis plant. So start your St. Paddy's Day planning with some homegrown fun.

Materials

  • An oxalis plant (comes in many varieties including Irish Mist and Iron Cross; commonly available at nurseries and florists during the month of March)
  • Potting soil
  • Decorative pot
  • Water as needed

Directions

Pick up an oxalis plant at your local nursery or florist and plant it in a decorative pot to bring good luck to your family this March. Although this houseplant is commonly associated with St. Patrick's Day because of the four-lobed, heart-shaped leaves, oxalis is actually native to South America. The oxalis is easy to grow-it prefers abundant sunshine and moist but not wet soil.

 
 





 
 
 
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