Osteospermum Care Over Winter

Osteospermum care over winter African Daisy Winter Care | Easy Tips Eco Family Life

African daisies are an easy plant to grow and maintain. They do not need much water or fertilizer. They are very attractive to bees and butterflies. They also attract hummingbirds.

This article will explain how to care for Osteospermum during the winter months. It will also discuss when to cut back your flowering plants and when to bring them inside.

Pruning osteospermum African Daisy over winter

Prepare osteospermum before winter comes. Trim off old flowers. Shape them into a circle or square. Cut out any extra stems. Be careful when cutting because they can be easily damaged. Take care of them over winter. They need to stay warm and dry.

Before winter arrives, I like the shape of the plant to be kept simple. Removing the lower branches will keep the plant in its basic shape over winter. New flowers will grow right where I want them.

Osteospermum planting pruning and care plus easy tips on propagation

Osteospermum is an amazing plant with flowers that are very beautiful. The flowers are yellow or white.

A summary of Osteospermum facts

This plant is called Osteospermum. It belongs to the aster family. It is a perennial plant. It grows up to 20 inches tall. The flowering period starts in May and ends in October. It requires a lot of care. Pruning helps to maintain the shape of this plant.

Fertilizing osteospermum ready for winter

Osteospermum is an herbaceous perennial grown as an annual or biennial plant. It grows best in full sun and well-drained soils. It needs regular watering during dry periods. It does best when planted in spring or summer. It prefers temperatures above 50 degrees F (10 C). It is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9.

Chicken manure is a great fertilizer. You can use it as a top dressing or spread it around the base of the plants. Use aged cow manure and compost mixed together and sprinkle it around the base of your plants. Don’t put it on the main stems and water it all in.

Mulching osteospermum over winter

Osteospermum needs to be protected from cold weather and weeds. Bark mulch helps to do this. It also protects the plant from freezing temperatures.

It is best to layer some old cow manure on the soil before planting your plants. This will help you get more nutrients out of the ground during the growing season. Mulching helps keep the soil moist and protects the roots from extreme temperatures. You should also add compost or other organic matter to the soil after planting.

Planting osteospermum

Osteospermums are perennials that can grow in areas with mild winters. Their survival depends on how much shelter they receive during the winter months.

How to plant osteospermum

This is a perennial herb that grows well in full sun or partial shade. It needs rich soil and regular water. It does not tolerate drought conditions. It prefers moist but well-drained soils. It blooms in late summer and early autumn. It is hardy to USDA Zones 5–9.

A very beautiful perennial with an abundance of blooms for most of the year, osteo’spermum is also a really easy plant to grow and resist most diseases. The range of colors it offers go from white to pink, going through blue and violet. Although it is vulnerable to freezing it is often grown as a annual in colder regions. Native to South Africa, it’s sometimes called the African Daisy. Diseases that impact osteospermum include downy mildew and aphids.

Position

Osteospermum needs sun. Plants should be planted in pots on a sunny patio or balcony.

Watering

Watering is important when you plant your seedlings. You should water them every day during the first two weeks after you planted them. This helps the seedling get established before it gets too hot.

Feeding

For best results, feed your Osteosperms on a weekly basis with phostrogen. This helps promote flowering.

Dead Heading

Remove wilted flowers on a daily basis. This will help to prolong flowering. Cut off part of the flower stems to tidy up the plants.

Pruning

Cutting back Osteospermum plants won’t harm them. In fact, it will help them grow more side shoots. Pruning is best done in early spring or in late fall.

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