Plant Care Dyer's Greenweed

Dyer's Greenweed

About Dyer's Greenweed

Planta genista is a deciduous, spreading shrub with small, bright yellow, pea-like flowers. The Plantagenet kings and queens of England took their name from the Latin name Planta Genista which means used in dyeing. The young shoots and stems from some of the taller plants in the genus were once bound together for use as sweeping brooms.


Genista tinctoria

Also known as

Dyer's broom

How to care for Dyer's Greenweed


How often to water your Dyer's Greenweed

Water needs for Dyer's Greenweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Dyer's Greenweed 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 Dyer's Greenweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dyer's Greenweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dyer's Greenweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dyer's Greenweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Dyer's Greenweed

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dyer's Greenweed: 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 Dyer's Greenweed after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Dyer's Greenweed 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 Dyer's Greenweed

Dyer's Greenweed

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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