Ruscus Aculeatus

Description

Ruscus aculeatus, known as butcher's-broom, is a low evergreen Eurasian shrub, with flat shoots known as cladodes that give the appearance of stiff, spine-tipped leaves. Small greenish flowers appear in spring, and are borne singly in the centre of the cladodes. The female flowers are followed by a red berry, and the seeds are bird-distributed, but the plant also spreads vegetatively by means of r

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Ruscus Aculeatus Care

Overview

Humidity
50% - 60%
Light
Direct Light
Soil
Clay soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

Basic household humidity

Light

Ruscus Aculeatus plants like medium to bright indirect light. Solid green varieties need less light than green and white varieties. No Spider plant should ever be put in the direct sun.

Soil

Use a loose, quick-draining soil to prevent over-watering and root rot. If your regular soil seems heavy, add some sand.

Temperature

This plant is native to warm climates and as such, Ruscus Aculeatus thrive in comfortable room temperatures between 60-80 degrees. Anything below 50-degrees could be potentially harmful.

Watering

In a vase or water type pot change the water once every 7 days with distilled or bottled water. If your Ruscus Aculeatus is grown in soil (which is it's natural way of growing), water once the soil becomes slightly dry to the touch.

Fertilizing

Feed monthly in the spring and summer when the plant is actively growing with a basic houseplant food diluted to 1/4 the recommended strength.

Propagation

Propagate by stem cuttings.