About Bear Corn
Cancer-root is a perennial parasitic plant in the boomrape (Orobanchaceae) family. It grows in large areas of Eastern America on organically rich forest soils. It typically grows from 2 to 8 inches tall and less than an inch wide. The inflorescence can appear anywhere from April to July depending on where you are on the east coast.
Also known as
American cancer-root, Squawroot and Bumeh
How to care for Bear Corn
Bear Corn 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.
Bear Corn love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Bear Corn does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Bear Corn after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.