Plant Care Oxalis Latifolia

Oxalis Latifolia

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 09/08/2022

Also known as

Broadleaf Woodsorrel, Broadleaf Woodsorrel, Garden pink-sorrel and Broadleaf woodsorrel

Taxonomy

Oxalis latifolia
Oxalis
Oxalidaceae
Oxalidales

How to care for Oxalis Latifolia

💦 Water

How often to water your Oxalis Latifolia

Water needs for Oxalis Latifolia
0.5 cups
every 9

Oxalis Latifolia 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 Oxalis Latifolia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Broadleaf Woodsorrel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Oxalis Latifolia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Oxalis Latifolia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Oxalis Latifolia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Oxalis Latifolia

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Oxalis Latifolia 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.

Broadleaf Woodsorrel Water Frequency →

Broadleaf Woodsorrel Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Oxalis Latifolia 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 🏡.

Broadleaf Woodsorrel Light Requirements →

Broadleaf 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

Oxalis Latifolia 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

Oxalis Latifolia 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!

Best Soil Mix for Broadleaf Woodsorrel →

When and How to Successfully Repot Broadleaf Woodsorrel →


💩 Fertilizer

Oxalis Latifolia 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

Oxalis Latifolia is native to Worldwide.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Oxalis Latifolia grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Broadleaf Woodsorrel →


🧐 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 Oxalis Latifolia

Oxalis Latifolia

Oxalis Latifolia


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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