Gazania (Pink-White) - Plant
Description for Gazania (Pink-White)
Gazania rigens ia native to South Africa.Gazania rigens is a parent in many of the gazanias sold in commerce today. It is a tender perennial that features decumbent stems that spread along the ground. Narrow but variably-shaped, dandelion-like leaves (narrow spoon-shaped to lobed) are silvery green. Flowering stems typically rise 6 to 10 tall topped by solitary, daisy-like ray flowers (to 3 to 4 wide) with contrasting center disks. Ray flowers of this species are orange with black eyes at the bases and with orange-brown disks. Hybrid cultivars (often listed as cultivars of this species) come in a great variety of additional colors including shades of yellow, orange, bronze or white often with contrasting color at the bases forming a ring around the center disk. Can bloom summer to fall, often to first frost. Flowers close at night and may only partially open up on cloudy days.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Treasure flower||Pink rays with black eyes at bases and orange-brown disks||Summer through Fall||0.5 to 1 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||15 degrees C and above||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Gazania
- Gazania plants are easy to grow. They do well in hot, dry weather. They even tolerate salt!!
- Grow plants in full sun.
- Gazania prefers good to average, sandy soil.The soil needs to be well drained.
- Established plants do best in dry soil conditions. Water plants only during long, extended droughts.
- Fertilize plants every 4-5 weeks, with a general purpose fertilizer.
- Bring indoors in the fall, before the first frost, and grow gazania as a houseplant.
Typical uses of Gazania
Special features: Mass in beds and borders. Containers. With its trailing stems, this species is particularly useful in hanging baskets.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally keep indoor in living room and in terrace area.
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What garden lovers say ... ?
Suddenly all my house plants have started blooming and have lush foliage :)
when I opened the box I was amazed at how well this plant was packaged and how healthy they all were.
This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements