Plant Care Downy Broomrape

Downy Broomrape

Also known as

Orobanche arachnoidea, Orobanche arcuata, Orobanche campuliflora, Orobanche chrysanthemi, Orobanche monochroa, Orobanche pubescens campuliflora, Orobanche pubescens corcyrensis, Orobanche pubescens homochroa, Orobanche pubescens lanifera, Orobanche pubescens luteostigma, Orobanche pubescens macrophyllon, Orobanche pubescens pallida, Orobanche pubescens pseudobarbata, Orobanche pubescens redundans, Orobanche superficialis, Orobanche villiflora, Orobanche villosa, Orobanche villosiflora and Orobanche vitalbae

Taxonomy

Orobanche pubescens
Orobanche
Orobanchaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Downy Broomrape

Water

How often to water your Downy Broomrape

Water needs for Downy Broomrape
0.5 cups
every 9

Downy Broomrape 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Downy Broomrape in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Downy Broomrape: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Downy Broomrape love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Downy Broomrape does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Downy Broomrape

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

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Care Summary for Downy Broomrape

Downy Broomrape


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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