These instructions are sent with the plant gift
This dwarf broom, or “sunshine tree” likes a sunny spot and will do best either indoors or in a pot on a patio during the summer months. The colourful scented flowers typically flower in the spring.
Make sure your plant gets plenty of light, by putting it near a window but a little way back from the glass to avoid scorching. They don’t mind a wide variety of temperatures as long as you keep it above freezing in the winter months.
Whilst the plants are in small pots they will need regular watering, especially if in a warm spot. However the compost does not need to be wet, just slightly damp and if you are going to be away for a few days it’s fine to leave it in a shallow saucer of water. To help your plant grow you might want to add a drop of liquid feed to the water every few waterings.
Your broom plant will naturally grow into a large evergreen bush. Cut off dead flowers to encourage more buds and prune lightly once a year to keep a neat shape. As your plant puts on growth it can be repotted in a larger pot with rich potting compost.
Problem solvingThese easy going shrubs rarely suffer from pests or disease. Just ensure you keep it well watered in hot spells and avoid pruning into the old wood.