Plant Care Galapagos Sorrel

Galapagos Sorrel

About Galapagos Sorrel

Galapagos Sorrel is a super 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.

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

Taxonomy

Oxalis megalorrhiza
Oxalis
Oxalidaceae
Oxalidales

Also known as

Fleshy Yellow Sorrel

How to care for Galapagos Sorrel

Water

How often to water your Galapagos Sorrel

Water needs for Galapagos Sorrel
0.5 cups
every 9

Galapagos 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 Galapagos Sorrel

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Galapagos Sorrel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Galapagos Sorrel: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Galapagos Sorrel love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Galapagos Sorrel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Galapagos Sorrel

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for Galapagos Sorrel

Galapagos Sorrel

Galapagos Sorrel


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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