Plant Care Broccoli

Broccoli

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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

Finding light for Broccoli in your home

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

Broccoli love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Broccoli does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Broccoli prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Broccoli Water Frequency →

Broccoli Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Broccoli requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Broccoli Light Requirements →

Broccoli Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Broccoli doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Broccoli Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Broccoli does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Broccoli →

When and How to Successfully Repot Broccoli →


💩 Fertilizer

Broccoli grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Broccoli is native to Western Europe, the Mediterranean, and temperate Asia.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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
@cjanewithplants avatar
@@cjanewithplants
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 1,187 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
@sophiaveronaa avatar
@@sophiaveronaa
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 863 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 7 Plants
xp 863 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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