Ruscus hypoglossum - Plant
Common name: butcher s-broom, mouse thorn and horse tongue lily
Bloom time: April to May
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Large rose canes can be cut back by as much as two thirds, and smaller ones to within 6 to 12 inches of the ground.When you transplant your plants, be sure to dig a much bigger hole than you think you need and add plenty of organic matter such as compost or aged manure.
Sunlight: Part shade to full shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 73Âº F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Do not prune plants in the fall.
- Simply cut off any dead or diseased canes.
- Stop fertilizing 6 weeks before the first frost but continue watering during dry autumn weather to help keep plants fortified during the dry winter.
- Mound, mulch, or add compost after a few frosts but before the ground freezes.
Small evergreen shrub noted for growing in dense shade. Woodland gardens. Foundations. Hedge.
- Ruscus aculeatus is an herb commonly referred to as Butcher s Broom due to its hard roots and (supposed) antibacterial properties being traditionally used to clean the cutting boards of butchers.
- It also holds traditional medicinal uses, which maily focus around improving blood flow in the veins by contracting them.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use
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