Plant Care Beechdrops


About Beechdrops

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

Beech drops, Beech-drops and Epifagus

How to care for Beechdrops


How often to water your Beechdrops

Water needs for Beechdrops
0.5 cups
every 9

Beechdrops 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 Beechdrops

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Beechdrops in your home

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

Beechdrops 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 Beechdrops

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Beechdrops



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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