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 and blue-and-white daisy bush


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 located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Cape Marguerite in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Growing Cape Marguerite in Indianapolis right now

Light needs for plant Cape Marguerite in Indianapolis, Indiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Indianapolis is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Cape Marguerite in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Indianapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to decrease by 31% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.9 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Cape Marguerite in Indianapolis, Indiana

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.

Cape Marguerite does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Cape Marguerite

Nutrient needs for plant Cape Marguerite in Indianapolis, Indiana

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 25th, 2021

The growing potential in Indianapolis is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's bes…

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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 your location in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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