Plant Care common yellow woodsorrel

common yellow woodsorrel

Also known as

common yellow woodsorrel, yellow woodsorrel, common yellow oxalis, upright yellow-sorrel, lemon clover and sourgrass


Oxalis stricta

How to care for common yellow woodsorrel


How often to water your common yellow woodsorrel

Water needs for common yellow woodsorrel
0.5 cups
every 9

common yellow 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 common yellow woodsorrel

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for common yellow woodsorrel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant common yellow woodsorrel: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

common yellow woodsorrel 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.

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How to fertilize common yellow woodsorrel

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

Care Summary for common yellow woodsorrel

common yellow woodsorrel

common yellow woodsorrel

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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