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

Taxonomy

Dimorphotheca ecklonis
Dimorphotheca
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Cape Marguerite

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Cape Marguerite prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Van Staden's river daisy Water Frequency →

Van Staden's river daisy Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Cape Marguerite requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Van Staden's river daisy Light Requirements →

Van Staden's river daisy Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Cape Marguerite does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Van Staden's river daisy →

When and How to Successfully Repot Van Staden's river daisy →


💩 Fertilizer

Cape Marguerite should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Cape Marguerite

Cape Marguerite

Cape Marguerite


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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