Gazania is a flowering plant belonging to the family of Asteraceae. These plants are native to South Africa. The brightly coloured flowers that the plant bear is a delight to watch. Moreover, their hassle-free nature renders them as the ideal plant for a busy gardener. The perennial plant trails along the ground and has to be pruned regularly to maintain a graceful appearance.
The plant virtually needs no care. The only necessary care is watering.
These plants have no problem in growing under the full sun. Therefore, they should be placed in a sunny part of the garden. During winter they should be brought inside.
These plants are drought resistant. Therefore, they will survive a shortage of water. However, it has been observed that if the plants get more water, they grow better.
These plants have no qualms with growing in poor, dry and sandy soil. They are completely hassle-free regarding the soil type.
The plants can be grown directly from the seeds once the danger of frost has passed. Ideally, the containers should be kept indoors at the early stages of growth.
These plants also propagate from cuttings. The cuttings can be obtained during the fall. It can be planted in a potting mix 24-30 inches apart.
The plant bears brightly coloured orange flowers. The flowers are quite beautiful in appearance and light up their surroundings. They are perennial in nature.
These plants are used for ornamental purposes due to the gorgeous blossoms.