Osteospermum, generally called African daisy, is an evergreen sub-shrub or perennial that grows in sheltered places in sub-tropical areas, including U.S. Department of Agriculture plant-hardiness zones 10 and 11. Osteospermum blooms to get a lengthier period of time, where summers are great. Rebloom is also encouraged by deadheading. Grow as an annual. About the Westcoast, trailing osteospermum (Osteospermum fruticosum) blooms November through March with intermittent bloom through the year.
Select an area in full sunlight or partial shade with mild to moderate fertility. Soil also full of nutrients creates less blooms and leggy development.
Plant osteospermum in somewhat acid soil. Avoid areas near sidewalks and driveways in the concrete near these buildings that happens due to leaching due to the higher pH ranges.
Use osteospermum as groundcover or edging plants in the entrance of a border. Dig a hole bigger compared to the rootball of your plant. Remove the plant. Loosen roots which have grown round the perimeter of the rootball. Set the plant in organization and the hole in, maintaining the soil line in the prior level that was expanding. Water the plant.
Keep plants moist but prevent watering. Osteospermum thrives in conditions suitable for a lot of perennials, making it suitable for a broad variety of annual and perennial plantings.