Plant Care Black Broom

Black Broom

Also known as

Cytisus atropurpureus, Cytisus australis, Cytisus glaber, Cytisus nigricans angustifolius, Cytisus nigricans australis, Cytisus nigricans bifurcatus, Cytisus nigricans elongatus, Cytisus nigricans macrophyllus, Cytisus nigricans mediterraneus, Cytisus nigricans nigricans, Cytisus nigricans pubescens, Cytisus nigricans sericeus, Cytisus nigricans vulgaris, Cytisus pseudonigricans, Cytisus sericeus, Cytisus unibracteatus, Cytisus virgatus, Genista nigricans, Laburnum nigricanum, Lembotropis nigricans australis, Lembotropis nigricans mediterraneus, Lembotropis nigricans nigricans, Lembotropis nigricans pubescens and Lembotropis nigricans sericeus


Cytisus nigricans

How to care for Black Broom


How often to water your Black Broom

Water needs for Black Broom
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Broom 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?

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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.

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Finding light for Black Broom in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Broom: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black Broom love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Black Broom does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Black Broom in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Black Broom

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Black Broom

Black Broom

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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