If you’re looking to make your garden more colorful and bright, then daisies are an addition you have to consider. These flowers that originated from Europe have made their way worldwide. They can be found in most gardens around the world now, and because of their ease of growing, they are popular amongst many peoples’ homes in different regions.
In this article, we will teach you how to care for daisies in pots. Because planting them was easy, but now you have to care for them, and without proper care, these daisies will not become the beauties they were destined to be.
So read on and find out how you can care for your daisies.
Guide On Daisy Care
So you’ve planted your daisy seeds, and they’ve germinated. Tiny daisy plants are beginning to sprout, but now how do you make sure that these plants stay healthy and become beautiful daisy flowers. Well, we are here to help you out. You will learn all the dos and don’ts of caring for your daisy flowers below.
With daisies, you have the option to grow them indoors or outdoors. But depending on the choice of location, the care methods will change slightly. We will give you instructions for your daisies’ indoor and outdoor care.
Let’s look at what factors need to be considered when caring for your daisies.
Soil: Firstly, the most important thing for any plant is the soil. So in the case of daisies as well, the type of soil you use is very important. Daisies don’t like very rich soil; moderately fertile soil will bring about the best bloom.
When daisies are planted in highly rich soil, the plant tends to be leafier and produce fewer flowers. The soil also needs to be well-drained and retain moisture because daisies don’t do too well in dry soil.
If you have already planted your daisies in rich fertile soil, we recommend changing the soil. Also, the soil for indoor and outdoor plantations stays the same.
Fertilizer: Secondly, fertilization is important. As we said, the soil doesn’t have to be too fertile, and if your daisies were planted out in a garden, then fertilization wouldn’t even be necessary, but potted daisies need fertilization. You will need to fertilize the plant once a month.
You can use an all-purpose fertilizer. If you’re using water-soluble fertilizer, then mix it with water in a watering can and then spray it on, and for granular fertilizer, you can sprinkle it on the soil and use a spreader to spread it around. Fertilization is the same for indoor and outdoor plants and should be done once a month for both.
Water: Daisies don’t like wet soil, but they don’t particularly like dry soil either. You can water your daisies once a week, and you won’t go wrong there. Make sure that your daisies aren’t in a shaded area because then if you water too much, the chances of developing fungal diseases increases.
Another tip for watering daisies is to water them from underneath and not get the leaves wet. Also, in wintertime, the daisies don’t need a lot of water; you can water once a month. And if the winter season isn’t too dry, you can avoid watering completely.
If you are growing your daisies indoors, check the soil with your fingers, and if it feels dry, then water. You can water as needed for indoor plants after checking how the soil feels.
Temperature: Daisies are warm climate flowers. They enjoy temperatures around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Higher temperatures may dry out the soil, and you’ll have to water more regularly. However, temperatures below 43 degrees Fahrenheit will harm the plant, so if temperatures in your area drop, you’ll have to either move the daisies to a hotter spot or use artificial lighting.
Light: Sunlight is very important to daisies, and the more sunlight they get, the prettier the flowers become. So try to keep your pot where there is maximum sunlight. Daisies require at least six hours of sunlight to grow and maintain plant health.
For indoor plants, try to place your daisies where sunlight falls on the plant, and if it only falls on one side, then remember to rotate the pot to allow sunlight to reach all the parts of the plant. You can also use a growing light if the pot is placed where sunlight isn’t reachable.
Pruning: Pruning is when you cut leaves and flowers that have started to wilt. Pruning is important for plant health as you remove weak parts of the plant and allow new growth. When pruning, use sharp shears and try to cut as close to the stem as possible; this will allow for easier regrowth of the new leaves and flowers.
So this is the way to care for your daisies in pots; be it indoors or outdoors, the effort is the same. We will now talk about some problems that arise when growing daisies and how to deal with them.
Common Problems With Growing Daisies
Like all plants, daisies have problems too. When growing them, you may experience some of these problems, but worry not there is a solution for each one. Read on and find out how you can solve common daisy problems:
Daisies aren’t thriving: if you’ve followed all the care tips we have given above and your daisies still aren’t growing and blooming as they should, you need to check the soil’s pH level. Daisies like acidic soil and the pH of the soil should be between 6-7.
You can easily buy a soil test kit and perform the test yourself. If the soil turns out to be too acidic, you can add limestone to balance the pH and similarly, if the soil is too alkaline, then add sulfur.
Pests: Daisies are also prone to be affected by pests. If this occurs, you will have to remove the infected leaves and isolate the plant from the healthy ones. Then use a pesticide spray on the affected leaves.
Mold: Mold may be seen on the soil of indoor plants; if this occurs, you can scrape the mold off or place the plant in a well-ventilated area allowing the air to dry out the mold.
How To Care For Daisies In Pots: Conclusion
So there you have it, your complete guide on how to care for daisies in pots. You don’t have to spend time researching anymore; this article covers all the major points on daisy care. Just remember to give your time and effort to the plant, and when those flowers bloom, you won’t be disappointed.
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)
How long do potted daisies last?
This depends on several factors, such as the variety of daisies that you have and its care. However, the average life of a potted daisy is around 2-3 years.
Do Daisies Have Different Requirements For Outdoor And Indoor Growing?
No, garden daisies and indoor ones have the same requirements; the only thing that changes is your ability to care for them because, in outdoor conditions, we can’t control everything.
What Do I Do If The Leaves Of My Daisies Start Turning Yellow And Fluffy?
You need to check the pH level of the soil and add either limestone or sulfur if required. Also, use a pesticide spray on the affected leaves.
What Is The Difference Between Garden Daisies And Woodland Daisies?
Woodland daisies have bigger flowers with a more open structure, and the leaves are also bigger than garden daisies. The foliage of woodland daisies is grey-green. Garden daisies come in many colors and their petals form a cup shape. Also, they have smaller flowers and more tightly closed petals that bloom from early summer to fall.