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Planting and maintaining the lucky clover - how it works

Planting and maintaining the lucky clover - how it works

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At the turn of the year, countless pots of lucky clover are given away. So here's how you can plant and care for clover.

Lucky clover can grow up to 20 centimeters high

With a little skill you can bring these lovely lucky charms yourself and bring them everywhere as a welcome garden gift. After about 2 to 3 years, the lucky clover, with proper care, will begin to bloom even with pink or yellow, filigree flowers.

Plant lucky clover

In autumn you have to sow the lucky clover, which grows up to 20 centimeters high, in small plant pots or plant trays that you have filled with growing soil. The seed is available for this in the garden store, where small bulbs of the lucky clover are often also offered.

For a New Year's lucky clover, you can convert the first small plantlets into small pots, in which you can also give them away beautifully decorated. However, you can only briefly keep the resting phase of the lucky clover that has already been bred so that the hibernation takes place at room temperature. Even then, you can give away lucky clover pots on New Year.

Starting in April, you should complete the lucky clover's resting phase every year by placing the plants at room temperature in a sunny window - avoiding dry heating air. After the ice saints in May, the lucky clover can even move as a potted plant to bright to partially shaded, but not full sun outdoors.


For the first few days, you should make sure that the clover does not burn its leaves outdoors. Use in the garden bed is only conditionally recommended.

Caring for the lucky clover properly

»Watering / fertilizing:

During the dressing or after the end of the resting phase, you have to water the lucky clover regularly, but sparingly. The ideal time for this is when the upper layer of earth dries slightly. A full fertilization is sufficient every 4 to 6 weeks.


If the potty of the lucky clover becomes too small, you can easily repot it in spring or late summer, for which a substrate for houseplants is recommended.

»Pluck withered leaves / pruning:

You should also regularly pluck all withered leaves of the lucky clover. And if the potted plant gets completely out of shape, you can even cut it into shape in late summer.


Lucky clover is not hardy, which is why it should spend the winter in a frost-free, cool room (e.g. in the basement). And after it leaves its leaves in autumn (resting phase), even a partially shaded spot is suitable for wintering.


During the wintering phase, you should water the clover only minimally, so that it does not dry out during this time.