Plant Care Gold Flash Broom

Gold Flash Broom

About Gold Flash Broom

Gold Flash Broom is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Gold Flash Broom likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Gold Flash Broom belongs to the genista genus, and is native to Europe.


Genista albida

Also known as

Hairy greenweed, Silkyleaf broom, Silkyleaf woadwaxen and Creeping broom

How to care for Gold Flash Broom


How often to water your Gold Flash Broom

Water needs for Gold Flash Broom
0.5 cups
every 9

Gold Flash 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

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Finding light for Gold Flash Broom in your home

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

Gold Flash Broom love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Gold Flash Broom does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Gold Flash Broom

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

Difficulty Level

Gold Flash Broom is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Gold Flash Broom

Gold Flash 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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