Plant Care Common yellow oxalis

Common yellow oxalis

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Common yellow oxalis has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Common yellow oxalis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

European wood-sorrel, Oxalis stricta, Common yellow woodsorrel, Yellow woodsorrel, Upright yellow-sorrel, Lemon clover and Sourgrass


Oxalis fontana

How to care for Common yellow oxalis


How often to water your Common yellow oxalis

Water needs for Common yellow oxalis
0.5 cups
every 9

Common yellow oxalis 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 Common yellow oxalis

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common yellow oxalis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common yellow oxalis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common yellow oxalis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common yellow oxalis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common yellow oxalis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common yellow oxalis: 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 Common yellow oxalis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Common yellow oxalis

Common yellow oxalis

Common yellow oxalis

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.

What other plant parents say

Common yellow oxalis has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Common yellow oxalis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Common yellow oxalis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Common yellow oxalis has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Common yellow oxalis has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
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leaf-1 118 Plants
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globe Jacksonville, Florida

Grows fast, dies back fast. Has a dormancy period but once it’s over it explodes. This is technically edible but the leaves and blooms are pretty. I have had mine outside in pretty direct sunlight for a lot of the day and it doesn’t seem to like the intensity. Part shade would probably be best.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 165 XP

Make sure you pick off the browning blooms before it gets out of hand. The blooms are quite plentiful, but if you give it a shave every once in a while you’ll have no issues. Pretty easy going plant.

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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