It grows well under dry condition.
One plant produces more than 10,000 seeds
and seeds have dormancy and a substance, strigol, produced by the
parasitic plant is related to dormancy breaking. It is one of the most
destructive pathogens in Africa. In fact, it affects 40% of Africa' s
arable savanna region, resulting in up to $13 billion lost every year.
Striga affects 40 million hectares of crops in sub-Saharan Africa