The Osteospermum is originally from South Africa. It is a popular summer bloomer and is also called the Spanish daisy. It belongs to the family of the Asteraceae.
The Osteospermum is an early bloomer and therefore early in the spring for sale at your online plant store but of course also at the many garden centers or flower shops.
Where do you put the Osteospermum down?
Rested in full sun. Put this richly flowering plant in a beautiful brightly colored pot on a terrace or balcony and enjoy!
It is early enough to water the osteospermum when it is almost dry. Do not let him stand with his roots in the water. Make sure there is a hole in the pot so that the excess water can always run away.
Pour the water directly on the earth and not on the flowers, they do not make it more beautiful.
To stimulate the formation of new flowers you have to cut the old one.
Follow the 'Golden Rules' for the care of your tub plant so that you can enjoy it for a long time!
- Observe the care instructions on the supplied label of the plant. +
- Use well-permeable potting soil and water regularly. On warm days this can be done twice a day.
- Beware of night frost!
- Avoid too much sun, drought, water in the pot.
- Remove faded flowers and prune the plant regularly to keep the shape and flowering of the plant optimal.
- Give regular plant food for a beautiful long-flowering plant.
Tub plants require intensive care. In the autumn before the night frost starts, the plants can enter. In the spring, beginning of May, the plants can go outside again. More information about hibernate can be found under the heading 'hibernate' on this site. Repotting is best done at the end of April, add some clay so that more moisture is retained.
After you have been able to enjoy your tub plant for a whole summer, you can ensure that you can enjoy it the following year. This can be done by having the tub plant overwinter in a frost-free place. Tub plants can not stand the frost.
It is important that the plant is frost-free. This can be done, for example, in a cool spot in the house at approximately 7 ° C. Water the plant moderately so that the pot ball can not dry out.
It is possible that the plant drops all its leaves, as if it were dying, but this is not the case! This is the rest period.
A plant with little or no leaf evaporates almost no water during this rest period. So pay attention that the plant also gets very little water!
Starting in March, you can set the plant slightly warmer and lighter and new leaf buds will soon appear.
At the end of April, there is possibly the time to repot the tub plant. Add some clay so that a lot of moisture is retained. When the plant is in a pot, make sure there is a hole in the bottom so that the excess water can drain away!
Osteospermum on trunk is a beautiful terrace plant with lots of colorful flowers.