Butcher’s broom (Ruscus) — care at home

Ruskus, ruskus

Butcher, another name for Butcher’s broom is a rather showy plant for many years of indoor growing.

The natural environment for the growth it has pine and oak forests of the Caucasus, Crimea, and Western Europe.

In height the plant may reach more than half.

Has lanceolate leaves and tough stems pronounced green color.

Flowers Ruscus plain. The main effect produces bright red berries that appear in their place.

This shrub can serve as the perfect decoration for any home interior, or to revive by his presence the harsh office environment. In addition, the plant is simple to care for.

Growing butcher’s broom (Ruscus)

 Location and lighting

Butcher feels equally comfortable in the shade and diffused light. Of course, in winter when light is low, it is best placed on the South Windows.

In the summer, you should change the location of plants to more shaded area, as direct sunlight can harm.


To Ruscus acceptable normal room temperature. In warm weather, to expose to open air.

The winter temperatures range from 13 to 15 degrees is suitable for using plants as decor for a cool but well-lit foyer and hallways.

Watering and humidity

Formed the plant can do without regular watering, but during the growing season can not do without it.

The humidity of the ambient air for the Butcher does not really matter. Spraying may be necessary only during active growth.


In winter, the Butcher is resting and feeding are not necessary. But when the plant comes the period of active growth, it needs a complete complex fertilizer at least once a month.

Transplantation and propagation

Transplanted Butcher in the spring, but only as needed. The capacity for change or choose a wide, or narrow.

It depends on what form must the plant. In a large pot will grow a lush Bush. The fertility of the soil it is not demanding, but does not like too tight of land and water stagnation. Propagated by dividing the Bush, and planting seeds.

Pests and fight with them

This species is not particularly concerned about pests. Sometimes there is defeat spider mites or scale insects, for which it is best to apply solutions of insecticides in accordance with the instructions.

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