Gazania (Orange) - Plant
Common name: treasure flower
Color: white, cream, yellow, gold, orange
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Get the cuttings started in 4-inch pots, in a good quality potting soil. Plant rooted cuttings in spring at 24 to 30 inches apart. Keep watered until plants are established, then water every two weeks throughout summer. Overhead irrigation is acceptable when watering Gazanias.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Take several cuttings if you plant to use them in a large area as ground cover.
- Get the cuttings started in 4-inch pots, in a good quality potting soil.
- Plant rooted cuttings in spring at 24 to 30 inches apart.
- Keep watered until plants are established, then water every two weeks throughout summer.
Mass in beds and borders. Containers. With its trailing stems, this species is particularly useful in hanging baskets.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
- Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
No serious insect or disease problems. Overly moist soils can lead to root and stem rot. Watch for leaf spot and powdery mildew. Mealybugs are occasional visitors.
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