Plant Care Oxalis Pes-Caprae

Oxalis Pes-Caprae

Also known as

African Woodsorrel, African Woodsorrel, Bermuda buttercup, Bermuda sorrel, Buttercup oxalis, Cape sorrel, English weed, Goat's-foot, Sourgrass, Soursob, Soursop and Suring


Oxalis pes-caprae

How to care for Oxalis Pes-Caprae


How often to water your Oxalis Pes-Caprae

Water needs for Oxalis Pes-Caprae
0.5 cups
every 9

Oxalis Pes-Caprae 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 Oxalis Pes-Caprae

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for African Woodsorrel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Oxalis Pes-Caprae: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Oxalis Pes-Caprae love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Oxalis Pes-Caprae does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Oxalis Pes-Caprae in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Oxalis Pes-Caprae

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Oxalis Pes-Caprae: 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 Oxalis Pes-Caprae after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Oxalis Pes-Caprae

Oxalis Pes-Caprae

Oxalis Pes-Caprae

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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