Plant Care Broadleaf Woodsorrel

Broadleaf Woodsorrel

Reviewed by: | 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


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

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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 🏡.


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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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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