Plant Care Galapagos Sorrel

Galapagos Sorrel

Also known as

Fleshy Yellow Sorrel


Oxalis megalorrhiza

How to care for Galapagos Sorrel


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 located in Denver, CO.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Galapagos Sorrel in Denver, CO

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Growing Galapagos Sorrel in Denver right now

Light needs for plant Galapagos Sorrel in Denver, CO

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight …

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Light needs for plant Galapagos Sorrel in Denver, CO

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 6.5% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Denver is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to decrease by 6.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Galapagos Sorrel in Denver, CO

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, Denver is getting an average of 12.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 4.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.7 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Galapagos Sorrel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Galapagos Sorrel: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Galapagos Sorrel may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Denver, CO ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Galapagos Sorrel thrive 🌿!


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.

Care Summary for Galapagos Sorrel

Galapagos Sorrel

Galapagos Sorrel

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Denver, CO, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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