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 located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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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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 Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

36% Very Low

Growing Cape Marguerite in Raleigh right now

Light needs for plant Cape Marguerite in Raleigh, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 28th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Cape Marguerite in Raleigh, North Carolina

Sunlight will increase by 27.4% ☀️

January 26th, 2023

Raleigh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Raleigh is expected to increase by 27.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Cape Marguerite in Raleigh, North Carolina

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Raleigh is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of dayl…

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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 Raleigh, North Carolina ⛅.

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.

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 Raleigh, North Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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