Plant Care French Sorrel

French Sorrel


Rumex scutatus

How to care for French Sorrel


How often to water your French Sorrel

Water needs for French Sorrel
0.5 cups
every 9

French 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 French Sorrel

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 French Sorrel in your home

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

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

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

French Sorrel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize French Sorrel

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for French Sorrel

French Sorrel

French Sorrel

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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