Arctotis is a showy plant with large Daisy-like flowers borne on long stems. These flowers are recommended for cutting, although they close in the evening. Flowering period is between July and October. Two basic groups of Arctotis are Arctotis Grandis and Arctotis hybrida.
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Water regularly and do not over water the plants, allow soil to dry out between waterings.
When plant is in active growth.
Propagation from seed during Autumn. Seeds should be sown in seed trays and planted into small pots when they are easy to handle.
Arctotis require full sun and good drainage soil. This plant attracts bees, birds and butterflies. It is resiliant to pests and diseases.
When Arctotis is 5 inches high, pinch out the growing points to encourage bushiness.
If you dead head regularly and support the stems with twigs, the display should last until the first frosts arrive.
Any soil apart from heavy clay will do.
Scientists were able to revive a flowering plant from the fossilized fruit found in the stomach of an Arctic ground squirrel who was trapped in ice around 32,000 years ago.