Lloyd! A new one for you to grow.

Lloyd Gordon

Parasitic Plant Aficionado
Staff member
Broomrape refers to Orobanche which I am growing (see the parasitic plant section).
Indian's pipe is parasitic on fungi which in turn get metabolic products from trees. I am not aware of anybody cultivating these as it would require a pristine forest ecosystem.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Parasitic Plant Aficionado
Staff member
The answer is that no parasites are normally grown. The easy to grow parasites are sort of the plant equivalent of the coronavirus. The interesting/unusual/fascinating/beautiful ones are not easy. It's hard to get viable seed, it's hard to get a strong host growing. I'm one of a very few growers that I know of. I've had a few successes and a lot of failures.
 
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