Plant Care Epifagus Virginiana

Epifagus Virginiana

About Epifagus Virginiana

Beach-drops is a parasitic wildflower only found growing under beech trees. It has copper-purple flowers that appear on erect stalks from late summer into fall.

Taxonomy

Epifagus virginiana
Epifagus
Orobanchaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

Beechdrops, Beechdrops, Beech drops, Beech-drops and Epifagus

How to care for Epifagus Virginiana

💦 Water

How often to water your Epifagus Virginiana

Water needs for Epifagus Virginiana
0.5 cups
every 9

Epifagus Virginiana 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 Epifagus Virginiana

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Beechdrops in your home

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

Epifagus Virginiana 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 Epifagus Virginiana in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Epifagus Virginiana

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Epifagus Virginiana 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.

Beechdrops Water Frequency →

Beechdrops Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Epifagus Virginiana may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Beechdrops Light Requirements →

Beechdrops 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.

Beechdrops Toxicity to Cats →

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Beechdrops Toxicity to Humans →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Epifagus Virginiana grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Beechdrops →


🧐 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 Epifagus Virginiana

Epifagus Virginiana

Epifagus Virginiana


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.

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