Plant Care Broadleaf Woodsorrel

Broadleaf Woodsorrel

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

About Broadleaf Woodsorrel

Broadleaf 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.

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


Oxalis latifolia

Also known as

Garden pink-sorrel and Broadleaf woodsorrel

How to care for Broadleaf Woodsorrel

💦 Water

How often to water your Broadleaf Woodsorrel

Water needs for Broadleaf Woodsorrel
0.5 cups
every 9

Broadleaf 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 Broadleaf Woodsorrel

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Broadleaf Woodsorrel in your home

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

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

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

Broadleaf Woodsorrel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Broadleaf Woodsorrel

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Broadleaf 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.

Broadleaf Woodsorrel Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Broadleaf 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 🏡.

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

Broadleaf 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

Broadleaf 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!

Best Soil Mix for Broadleaf Woodsorrel →

When and How to Successfully Repot Broadleaf Woodsorrel →

💩 Fertilizer

Broadleaf 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

Broadleaf Woodsorrel is native to Worldwide.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Broadleaf Woodsorrel 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 Broadleaf Woodsorrel

Broadleaf Woodsorrel

Broadleaf 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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