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How to Care for an Africa Daisy Plant


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The Africa daisy is an annual flower native to South Africa. African daisies come in variations of white, orange, and yellow and grow between 1 foot and 1 1/2 feet high. Africa daisies can be grown from seeds in your garden or in a flower pot. They grow quickly and bloom in about 50 days. They are easy to care for, as they require little maintenance. This article will teach you how to care for your Africa daisy plant in your garden.

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions

things you’ll need:
  • Africa daisy seeds
  • Water
  • Fertilizer
  • Gardening knife/scissors
    1. Plant your Africa daisy plant from seed near the front of your garden in an area that receives a lot of sun and has light, well-draining soil. Space the plants about 10 inches apart if you are growing more than one plant. Plant them in the early spring after the frosts have stopped.
    2. Cover the seeds with 1/8 inch of potting soil.
    3. Apply fertilizer when planting, then once a month throughout the growing season (summer and fall).
    4. Water them enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet. Typically, watering will need to be done once a week after planting, then less as the season goes on. Avoid getting the leaves wet when watering.
    5. Deadhead (cut dead blooms) regularly to keep the plant healthy and blossoming.
    6. Replant the following spring.

Tips & Warnings

  • According to TheFlowerExpert.com, African daisies do not transplant well, so be sure to plant them exactly where you want them.

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