Written by Maggie
Feb 19 2021
African daisies have strange flowers, petal diverse, like flower core eyes, very charming. It's very high ornamental value. How to grow and care for African daisies? Let's look down together.
Planting African daisies, the key soil and the soil to select high soil loose, fertile humus soil, tie-in permeability good silty loam, these two kinds of soil together, not only promote the substitutes daisies grow, and won't cause swelling in the soil is not easy to knot plate, basin phenomenon. When we grow and care for African daisies, before the pot, put some organic fertilizer on the pelvic floor, the purpose is for high soil nutrients, which can promote plant growth.
African daisies like light, usually put it in a good balcony or outdoor light, only african daisies absorb enough light, it looks like the plant will be more productive, flowers will be big and many, summer heat. When we grow and care for African daisies, we need shade processing for it, the aim is to avoid plants burned by strong light, if put in a dark place for a long time, will suppress substitutes the growth of daisies, flowers few.
When we grow and care for african daisies in the growing period, it is necessary to fertilize them with some fertilizer to enable them to absorb nutrients and make the plants more vigorous. Generally, phosphorus fertilizer is the only fertilizer. In the fertilization process, fertilizer should not be sprinkled on the leaves of African daisies, which is usually applied every seven days.
Different season of the most suitable water time is different also, such as the summer is hot, not suitable for hot water at noon the sun is in commonly it is advisable to temperature is low in the morning and evening, and in the spring and autumn season is cool and dry, at nine o 'clock in the morning, three o 'clock in the afternoon, the evening watering is more appropriate, winters are watering in the afternoon is better.
African daisies do not like too much moisture, so when we grow and care for African daisies, they should not be watered too often, but do not wait until the soil in which they are grown is completely dry. Every watering must be watered thoroughly, not just the surface layer of soil is wet but the root soil is still dry, so that the roots can not absorb enough water, the plant body will still die.
After watering, African daisies are best placed in a cool and ventilated place, rather than in direct sunlight, to avoid rapid evaporation of water and fertilizer, which may lead to a dry growing environment. When we grow and care for African daisies, water should be poured into the pot, try not to let the water touch the stem and other parts, otherwise for a long time, will lead to stem rot, is not conducive to its growth.
1. Time: The cutting of African Daisies branches should be carried out in spring, which is conducive to its rooting and sprouting. It is better not to cut in summer, which will greatly reduce the survival rate of cutting and affect reproduction.
2. Soil: African daisies have strong adaptability to the environment and have strong vitality. Therefore, the requirement for soil matrix is not high. Generally speaking, sand, soil perlite and its mixing medium can be used. Mixed sand is mainly to ensure the permeability of basin soil, and it is more convenient for branches to take root. A branch of African daisies can then be cut from a mature, well-grown parent plant, treated briefly and gently inserted into the pot soil.
3. Watering: cuttings after watering must ensure watering thoroughly, and then the plant placed in a ventilated and cool place, avoid direct sunlight caused by water evaporation too fast and dry the environment, you can also choose to cover the plant with plastic film or plastic bags to maintain humidity. At the later stage, after the African daisies cuttings have successfully grown new buds, they can be transferred to a warmer and more sunny place. After that, just keep the soil moist and water the African daisies regularly, but be careful not to water the plants frequently.
The method of planting African daisies is to stick the seeds one grain at a time with a toothpick dipped in water and place them in the center of the hole. In accordance with the principle of one grain at a hole, after sowing, put the seedling tray into the bottom basin with water and the water will slowly sink in.
Spray water after planting African daisies, spray water through until the soil is completely wet, and then cover it with plastic film. We suggest replenishing water spray once a day.
To make sure the seedlings get plenty of time in the sun, you can make your own little house greenhouse for the dish and cover it until they sprout. When the temperature is high, put the greenhouse in a cool place outdoors. If the temperature is low, put it outside to receive sunlight during the day, and move back indoors at night to maintain the appropriate temperature.
When the seedling is about the same, you can remove the seedling plate. The seedlings can be placed in a well-ventilated, adequate light place, do not let the soil in a long-term wet state, otherwise it will lead to stem dry. A day or two is recommended to allow the soil to go through a wetting and drying cycle.