Plant Care Cape Marguerite

Cape Marguerite

Also known as

Van Staden's river daisy, Van Staden's river daisy, Van Staden's river daisy, Sundays river daisy, Cape marguerite, White daisy bush, Star of the veldt, blue-and-white daisy bush and Osteospermum ecklonis


Dimorphotheca ecklonis

How to care for Cape Marguerite


How often to water your Cape Marguerite

Water needs for Cape Marguerite
0.5 cups
every 9

Cape Marguerite needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cape Marguerite

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Van Staden's river daisy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cape Marguerite: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cape Marguerite love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Cape Marguerite does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cape Marguerite in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Cape Marguerite

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cape Marguerite: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cape Marguerite after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Cape Marguerite

Cape Marguerite

Cape Marguerite

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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