Plant Care California Broomrape

California Broomrape

Also known as

Anoplanthus comosus, Aphyllon comosum, Aphyllon violaceum, ? comosa, Myzorhiza californica, Myzorhiza comosa, Myzorhiza violacea, Myzorrhiza californica, Myzorrhiza comosa, Myzorrhiza grayana, Myzorrhiza hutchinsoniana, Myzorrhiza violacea, Orobanche californica, Orobanche californica californica, Orobanche californica condensa, Orobanche californica feudgei, Orobanche californica grandis, Orobanche californica grayana, Orobanche californica jepsoni, Orobanche californica jepsonii, Orobanche californica typica, Orobanche carnosa, Orobanche comosa violacea, Orobanche grayana grayana, Orobanche grayana nelsonii, Orobanche grayana typica, Orobanche grayana violacea, Phelipaea californica, Phelypaea comosa and Phelypaea erianthera


Aphyllon californicum

How to care for California Broomrape


How often to water your California Broomrape

Water needs for California Broomrape
0.5 cups
every 9

California Broomrape 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.

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.

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Finding light for California Broomrape in your home

Light needs and placement for plant California Broomrape: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

California Broomrape 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 California Broomrape

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

Care Summary for California Broomrape

California Broomrape

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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