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Gazania

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Botanical name:- Gazania.

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Scientific nameGazania rigens var. leucolaena
Common nameGazania
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
Humidity40-50%
Lightfull sun
Wateringwater everyday &keep moist
Pests Aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites
Pet friendlinessNot hazardous
Maximum plant height40 cm
Potting mixpotting soil/Red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage&repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply Manure for first 15 days and NPK for next 15 days
Pruning & trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Flower color & seasonyellow in March – June
DescriptionThis is the toughest Gazania variety surviving frost, salinity and drought. These characteristics make it well adaptable to various habitats in its homeland, South Africa, but also in gulf regions, where it is a very dependable groundcover. Although resistant to dry soil, it appreciates frequent watering in gritty soil that allows good drainage. It needs a place in full sun where the flowers open during the day to close at dusk. Bright yellow flowers appear most prolifically from spring to summer, and occasionally in other seasons. Only few plants produce as glorious a show of colour as this Treasure Flower every year, under the most adverse circumstances. The plants creep moderately quickly with sparsely branched stems reaching some 40 cm in length. Its alternate leaves are about 10 cm long and 3 cm wide with an obovate shape. The name leucolaena is derived from the Greek word for a white cloak, referring to the tomentose leaves. It makes an ideal groundcover in a rockery, but its silvery foliage also contrasts well in mixed borders and beddings with massed plantings. On top and underneath, the leaves are woolly hairy. After some years, this Gazania sometimes sheds older leaves at the base and needs either hard pruning to regrow, or otherwise the entire plant needs replacement. Some cultivars have been selected with an even more prolific floral display such as ‘Sunglow’ and ‘Yellow Star’. Treasure Flowers grow readily from seed sown in early spring. Cultivars are better propagated by division or cuttings both in spring or autumn.

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Flower Color

orange, pink, yellow

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