Plant Care Broom Snakeweed

Broom Snakeweed

Also known as

broom snakeweed, broomweed, snakeweed and matchweed


Gutierrezia sarothrae

How to care for Broom Snakeweed


How often to water your Broom Snakeweed

Water needs for Broom Snakeweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Broom Snakeweed 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Broom Snakeweed in your home

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

Broom Snakeweed 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 Broom Snakeweed in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Broom Snakeweed

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Broom Snakeweed

Broom Snakeweed

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.

Trending in your area

Similar to Broom Snakeweed

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in