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How do you take care of shamrock plants?

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Care for a shamrock plant by placing it in a suitable location, watering it correctly and fertilizing it. Pinch back the faded flowers regularly and allow the plant a period of dormancy.

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  1. Place the plant in a suitable location

    Place the shamrock plant in a location that receives plenty of sunlight with temperatures ranging between 40 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep it a few feet from a curtained window to keep the plant from getting too hot during the summer.

  2. Water the plant correctly

    Water the shamrock plant once the top layer of soil starts to feel dry. When you add water, stop once the water seeps through the drainage holes.

  3. Fertilize the plant

    Fertilizing every three to four weeks during the growing season. Dissolve a balanced ratio of fertilizer into water following the instructions on the fertilizer label.

  4. Prune the plant

    Once the flowers begin to fade, pinch or snip them off to encourage more flower growth. When the leaves and stems starts to grow, prune the plant down to within 1 inch of the ground.

  5. Allow the plant a period of dormancy

    Once you prune the plant down, place the potted plant in a dark location for up to three months. If the plant is planted outside, only water it enough to keep the soil from completely drying out until it starts growing again.

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