Plant Care Osteospermum


Also known as

African daisy, African daisy, Dimorphotheca ecklonis, Cape marguerite, Van staden's river daisy, Sundays river daisy, White daisy bush, Blue-and-white daisy bush, Star of the veldt, South African Marigold and chocolate mint


Osteospermum ecklonis

How to care for Osteospermum


How often to water your Osteospermum

Water needs for Osteospermum
0.5 cups
every 9

Osteospermum 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for African daisy in your home

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

Osteospermum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Osteospermum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Osteospermum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Osteospermum: 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 Osteospermum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Osteospermum



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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