Plant Care Broad-leaf wood sorrel

Broad-leaf wood sorrel

Also known as

Garden pink-sorrel and Broadleaf woodsorrel


Oxalis latifolia

How to care for Broad-leaf wood sorrel


How often to water your Broad-leaf wood sorrel

Water needs for Broad-leaf wood sorrel
0.5 cups
every 9

Broad-leaf wood sorrel 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 Broad-leaf wood sorrel

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Broad-leaf wood sorrel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Broad-leaf wood sorrel: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Broad-leaf wood sorrel love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Broad-leaf wood sorrel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Broad-leaf wood sorrel

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Broad-leaf wood sorrel: 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 Broad-leaf wood sorrel after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Broad-leaf wood sorrel

Broad-leaf wood sorrel

Broad-leaf wood sorrel

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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