Plant Care Pink Woodsorrel

Pink Woodsorrel

About Pink Woodsorrel

Pink Woodsorrel is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Pink Woodsorrel likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Oxalis debilis
Oxalis
Oxalidaceae
Oxalidales

Also known as

Pink wood sorrel, Large-flowered pink-sorrel and Oxalis corymbosa

How to care for Pink Woodsorrel

💦 Water

How often to water your Pink Woodsorrel

Water needs for Pink Woodsorrel
0.5 cups
every 9

Pink 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 Pink Woodsorrel

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Pink Woodsorrel in your home

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

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

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

Pink Woodsorrel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Pink Woodsorrel

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Pink 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 Pink Woodsorrel after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Pink 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.

Pink Woodsorrel Water Frequency →

Pink Woodsorrel Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Pink 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 🏡.

Pink Woodsorrel Light Requirements →

Pink Woodsorrel Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 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

Pink 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.

Pink Woodsorrel Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Pink 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Pink Woodsorrel →


💩 Fertilizer

Pink 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Pink Woodsorrel →


🌎 Native Region

Pink Woodsorrel is native to Worldwide.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Pink Woodsorrel can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Pink Woodsorrel Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Pink Woodsorrel

Pink Woodsorrel

Pink 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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