Plant Care European Woodsorrel

European Woodsorrel

Also known as

Common wood sorrel and Shamrock Plant


Oxalis acetosella

How to care for European Woodsorrel


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

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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 🚫.

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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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Care Summary for European Woodsorrel

European Woodsorrel

European Woodsorrel

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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