Plant Care European Woodsorrel

European Woodsorrel

Also known as

Common wood sorrel and Shamrock Plant

Taxonomy

Oxalis acetosella
Oxalis
Oxalidaceae
Oxalidales

How to care for European Woodsorrel

💦 Water

How often to water your European Woodsorrel

Water needs for European Woodsorrel
0.5 cups
every 9

European Woodsorrel needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of European Woodsorrel

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for European Woodsorrel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Woodsorrel: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European Woodsorrel love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

European Woodsorrel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of European Woodsorrel in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize European Woodsorrel

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for European Woodsorrel: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your European Woodsorrel after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

European Woodsorrel prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

European Woodsorrel requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

European Woodsorrel doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.


🪴 Soil

European Woodsorrel does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

European Woodsorrel grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

European Woodsorrel is native to Worldwide.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
European Woodsorrel can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for European Woodsorrel

European Woodsorrel

European Woodsorrel


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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