|Mediterranean, Middle Europe
|Ease of cultivation
|Easy with small difficulties
|The broom reaches 1 m in height in nature, 60-90 cm in room conditions.
|For 3 years the plants grown from seeds reach 30-50 cm in height.
|The content is desirable at a temperature of + 42,8-64,4 ° F. During flowering, a temperature of not higher than + 60,8 ° F is desirable.
|Spray the broom is not required.
|Brightly lit place and 2-3 hours of direct sun in the spring. In further preferred broom prefers bright ambient light. When there is a lack of lighting, shoots stretch, with excess – the leaves turn yellow and twist.
|Ready-made general-purpose soil, suitable rich loose soil with the addition of a small amount of sand. For own preparation, take: 2 parts of turf, 1 part of humus earth, 1/2 part of coarse sand or perlite. Always use a pot with a hole.
|Intense, every 3-4 days. The soil should always be moist, but not too humid. In winter, watering is limited to 1 time per week.
|During flowering, once every three weeks, a liquid fertilizer with an increased content of potassium.
|Seeds in the spring. Pre-soaked for 2 days and swollen seeds should be planted in a mixture of peat and perlite, on the surface of the substrate make grooves at a distance of 5 cm from each other. Seeds are placed in grooves at a distance of 5-6 cm from each other. Seeds are sprinkled with soil in a layer of 1 cm. The container should be covered with polyethylene, placed in a warm place under indirect light or fluorescent lamps (in case of lack of lighting, the shoots will stretch out and become weak). For better germination of seeds, you can rub their peel with emery paper. Seedlings diving one in 7 cm diameter pots. Then, as opletaniya ground roots rolled over 9-cm pots.The plant also multiplies in the summer with stem cuttings, at a temperature of 64,4-68 ° F they take root within 1-1.5 months.
|In spring (March-May), racemose inflorescences with fragrant flowers in the form of a bright yellow butterfly. Duration of flowering – about a month.
|Transplant the broom after flowering.
|Features of care
|In summer it is desirable to take a plant in the garden or on the balcony. The plant prefers cool content, so it is advisable to regularly air the plant and enough early in the spring (in April) to take out on the street. It is necessary to cut branches with withered flowers in time for 2/3.
|It is affected by red spider mites and aphids. slow growth flowering lack thereof may be associated with a lack of nutrients or light.
|The plant is poisonous. When eaten, it can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other symptoms that are not life threatening.