Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sixty Second Secrets for Gardening Success: Shamrocks!

Today on Sixty-Second Secrets for Gardening Success: Shamrocks!

Shamrocks represent good luck and are a popular house plant, especially during Saint Patrick’s Day.

Shamrocks are easy to grow if you follow these five simple and easy to remember steps:

·       Shamrocks prefer direct sunlight, be sure to place your shamrock in a window where it will receive plenty of light. Shamrocks will flower, even during winter, if they receive enough light.

·       Shamrocks like food! Fertilize them regularly with either a liquid houseplant or time release fertilizer during their growing season.

·       Houseplants prefer moist soil. Avoid allowing your shamrock to dry out during the growing season.

·       During the growing season, give your shamrock a growing temperature between 50 and 70 °F.

·       Shamrocks have a dormant period. When your shamrock goes dormant, don’t fret! Just place it in a cool, dry location out of direct sunlight.

For more information on houseplants, contact your local
CSU Extension Office.

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