It’s must be March, the shamrock plants are covering the table at my local lawn and garden store. That’s not what I went in for today, but how could I resist this pretty green houseplant with little white flowers that is supposed to bring me good luck? So in my buggy it went.
I was recently sent a Naked Root Planter to review and share with my readers. This was the perfect time to use it with my shamrock plant.
The Naked Root planter solves the number 1 reason potted plants die. Root rot. In fact, their motto is “we make it really hard for you to kill your plants”.
Conventional planters root-bound plants– eventually cause rotting and strangle growth. With the Naked Root, your plant’s roots get air root pruned. This allows them to consume more nutrients, water, and oxygen–without needing to be constantly re-potted. And when the plant’s roots are aerated, they can breathe–making conditions for root rot nearly impossible.
An added bonus is it only needs water added every 7-21 days. This is great for people who are busy, or who are out of town frequently. No more asking friends to come over to water your plants.
When I removed my shamrock plant from the pot I purchased it in, the roots were growing through the bottom already, and had become root bound. I gently loosened the roots, and planted it in the Naked Root Planter according to directions.
Now that I have it planted how do I care for the shamrock plant?
5 Tips for Growing a Shamrock Plant.
- Shamrock plants like bright, indirect light, so place it near a south or west-facing window.
- Let the soil dry out slightly between waterings.
- Don’t be surprised when the leaves die back in the summer. Unlike other houseplants, it will go dormant.
- Remove the plant from the sunny window and limit watering and fertilizing.
- Shoots will begin to appear in a few weeks. Place it back in a south or west-facing window, water every 7-1O days, and fertilize with a well balanced fertilizer.
Good Luck and Happy Spring!
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