Plant Care African daisy

African daisy

Also known as

Dimorphotheca ecklonis, Osteospermum, 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 African daisy


How often to water your African daisy

Water needs for African daisy
0.5 cups
every 9

African daisy needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Washington, District of Columbia.

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 African daisy

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 African daisy in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

32% Very Low

Growing African daisy in Washington right now

Light needs for plant African daisy in Washington, District of Columbia

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 25th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant African daisy in Washington, District of Columbia

Sunlight will increase by 31.6% ☀️

January 26th, 2022

Washington is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to increase by 31.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.2 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant African daisy in Washington, District of Columbia

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

January 25th, 2022

This month, Washington is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of d…

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Finding light for African daisy in your home

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

African daisy 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 Washington, District of Columbia ⛅.

African daisy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize African daisy

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for African daisy

African daisy

African daisy

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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