1 Gallon
Daisy Bush
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Daisy Bush

Latin Name:

Felicia amelloides

Description:

Generally about 12-15” (30-38cm) tall, well-branched and with the branches tipped with bright blue daisy flowers having a yellow center.

Origin:

South Africa

Environment:

Suitable only for a greenhouse

Flowering:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

10-24°C, 50-75°F

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the East/West/South

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) is sufficient. Check whether purchased soil is well aerated and add perlite or sand and peat moss if it looks to pack too tightly. Give the plants a little time to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization you wish to use. If you want to mix it yourself, take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Never forget to use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and if you use rainwater, be careful about acidic rainwater. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks with a water soluble fertilizer. During the winter dilute it by half. You   can apply granular slow release fertilizer annually in the early spring as an alternative.

Plant Pests:

Prone to none.  Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Stem cuttings and seeds in the spring. It is best to propagate any type of cuttings or seeds in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Prevent the moisture from escaping by covering the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been grown to a considerable height.

Gardening Tips:

Mist occasionally with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining). Pinch back but avoid pinching buds. Repot in the early spring.

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