African Daisies (Osteospermum) - indoors

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  1. barryman

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    Hi all - can anyone tell me if they have successfully grown garden African Daisies as a houseplant. If it's possible have you any tips? I;ve got cuttings from last year that seem to be fine right now and I'm wondering if they could be used as a houseplant??

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    You can grow anything as a house plant, it basically depends on whether it grows well in the house, or not.
    Personally, I dont think they would do well, likely to get leggy and not flower very well.:smile:
     
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      Yes, they can grow indoors....just see them in GC nursery areas :) Depends on variety though....the hardier types like Cannington Roy like to spread vigorously. The newer clump tender ones will cope better indoors:)
      However, they like air....wind...around them and then they are superb :)
       
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      In doors ie. underglass to me is very different from growing as a house plant.
      Most houses are too dark or have light only from one side.

      Osteospermum is a sun worshipper, although it likes some moisture to do well.:smile:
       
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        Thanks for all your info. I think I'll choose something else as Osteospermum doesn't seem to be the right choice. Cheers
         
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