Gazania Plants

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  1. Deadheading gazanias
  2. how do Gazanias re-seed
  3. Can I over winter Gazania on my sun porch?
  4. Can I dig up and keep gazania inside for the winter?
  5. Do you pinch back gazania plants started from seed
  6. Growing Gazanias
  7. Leaf Miner
Asked by rubu on August 22, 2014
Deadheading Gazanias

How can you tell if a bloom is just closed for the night or is done blooming and ready to be deadheaded on Gazanias?

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theficuswrangler

Most flowers that close, close UP at the end of the day, the same as before they are opened. When the bloom is done, the petals wilt, sometimes turn brownish, and droop DOWN. It's been awhile since I've had gazanias, but I think they probably do that too.

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Asked by sukosky3 on August 31, 2014
How Do Gazanias Re-Seed

I wish to save seeds to plant more Gazanias next spring. How do these plants re-seed?

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theficuswrangler

In the far south they reseed themselves. They probably won't survive the winter in zone 8. You'll get better results for next year by starting cuttings. This article has more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gazania/gazania-treasure-flowers.htm

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Asked by jgpac00000 on October 26, 2014
Can I Over Winter Gazania on My Sun Porch?

I’ve brought a couple of the potted Gazania into my sun porch and want to know if anyone has over wintered these with success.

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theficuswrangler

Yes, you can treat them as houseplants, or make cuttings and grow them over the winter. This article will give you plenty of info on gazania: http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scene5877.html

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Asked by NJ2toU on November 5, 2014
Can I Dig Up and Keep Gazania Inside for the Winter?

I have a beautiful gazania that I stumbled upon by accident in the discard/discount section of Lowe’s. There was only one bloom left on a half dead plant, but it was beautiful and I hoped I could salvage the plant. I’m fairly new to gardening and never heard of them before. Well… the plant “took” and has grown beautifully in my yard and has had gorgeous flowers for some time now. I live on Long Island and expect this winter to be as brutal as last year’s. I would like to save this plant. Should I dig it up and put it in a pot to take inside for the winter? I read that I could take cuttings, but I never seem to do it right. Help!

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theficuswrangler

Generally, gazania is grown as an annual in the north. However, you can try to pot up the roots and overwinter in a cool, dark spot. Taking cuttings should work, too, but getting the hang of starting cuttings is not easy. Keep trying. Try using perlite as a potting medium, and covering the starts with plastic or the cut-off tops of clear soda bottles. Maybe these articles will be useful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gazania/gazania-treasure-flowers.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/rooting-plant-cuttings.htm

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Asked by Janshuey on March 14, 2015
Do You Pinch Back Gazania Plants Started From Seed

My gazania seedlings are growing nicely but are getting quite tall. Can they be pinched back to make sturdier plants and, if so, how do you do it? It isn’t as clear cut where the pinching back should be like it is with other flower or veggie seedlings.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If your seedlings are quite young and getting tall, they are most likely not getting enough light. When starting seeds indoors

you most likely will need to use additional light source from grow lights. This will help your plants develop and not get

leggy. You should not pinch back your very young seedlings.

If your plants are older and larger, they could be cut back. I will trim back my gazania after they have their first bloom.

Here is a link about Gazania

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gazania/gazania-treasure-flowers.htm

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Asked by Cherryw on March 22, 2015
Growing Gazanias

I planted Gazanias last year and they had big colourful flowers on long stems. This year they are quite small on short stems. How can I make them like the first lot?

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The environment essentially determines how well a plant's needs are met and how close it will come to reaching its true potential. Gazania height can be anywhere from 6-18" inches. The growing conditions last year may have been more ideal for the gazania. The best thing you can do right now is to provide your gazanias the proper care they need, which is outlined in the article below. If you want, you could give your gazania a well-balanced, organic fertilizer.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gazania/gazania-treasure-flowers.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 27, 2015
Leaf Miner

As I have left it too late for spraying in the spring, what is the name of the spray which I can use through the summer? My Gazanias have been attacked badly and don’t want to lose them.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would recommend using neem oil as it is safe to use and generally effective against man types of insect pests.

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