Plant Care Broccoli

Broccoli

3.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Broccoli has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Broccoli has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Brassica oleracea var. italica
Brassica
Brassicaceae
Brassicales

How to care for Broccoli

Water

How often to water your Broccoli

Water needs for Broccoli
0.5 cups
every 9

Broccoli 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 Broccoli

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Broccoli in your home

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

Broccoli 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.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Broccoli

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

Care Summary for Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Broccoli has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Broccoli has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Broccoli has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Broccoli has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Broccoli has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Broccoli has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Cjane avatar
@Cjane
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 257 XP
10/15/2021

My broccoli was thriving for a while then suddenly declined. It was getting too much sun and not enough water. Thankfully these boys are resilient and I moved it and fed it more and it thrives again! Love my broccoli plant <3

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Sophiaveronaa avatar
@Sophiaveronaa
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 743 XP
05/24/2021

leaves brown easily, wilts easily but will perk right back up once watered

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Sophiaveronaa avatar
@Sophiaveronaa
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 743 XP
05/24/2021

leaves brown easily, wilts easily but will perk right back up once watered

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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