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.


Epifagus virginiana

Also known as

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

How to care for Epifagus Virginiana


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

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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.

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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.

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Care Summary for Epifagus Virginiana

Epifagus Virginiana

Epifagus Virginiana

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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