In many cultures around the world, the number 3 has sacred powers. That can be demonstrated by the use of shamrocks in Irish culture. Legend tells the story of St. Patrick using a shamrock to teach the Druid people of Ireland about the Holy Trinity of the Catholic faith. The Druids believe that shamrocks had magical powers, and the ability to drive away evil spirits.

shamrocks on a table

Also based on legend, the 4 leafed clover became a symbol of good luck, hope, faith and love. Especially the luck part; the chances of actually finding a 4 leaf clover are 1 in 10,000!

Regardless of the legends and symbolism, shamrocks make for a very sweet houseplant that can bring a bit of green into your home. Pick one up at Al's today, and enjoy them long past the St. Patrick's Day holiday.

Shamrock Care

  • Bright light, no direct sun
  • Keep soil a little moist between waterings
  • Shamrocks may go dormant in summer, so let plant rest in cool shaded indoor area. 
  • Water sparingly through the summer, and then start to water again in early Fall.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Enjoy!