Gazania is an annual, herbaceous, summer flower characterized by low growth, dense vegetation and large, daisy-like flowers. The colors of the gazania flowers are many and impressive: orange, yellow, burgundy, white, as well as two-tone in many combinations. Gazania is an excellent choice of plant for ground cover in the garden, as well as for planting on the balcony in low pots. Although endemic to South Africa, gazania has now acclimatized and is found in Mediterranean countries. It has a long flowering period, as it blooms from early spring until very late autumn. Gazania prefers well-draining soil and general-purpose potting soil when potted. Gazania loves planting sites with strong sunlight for several hours a day. It is considered a plant that is very resistant to coastal plantings, as it is very resistant to salts. It is quite sensitive to the cold of winter, especially when planted in a pot.
Gazania is not particularly demanding in terms of watering and fertilizing if it is planted in the ground. Water 1-2 times a week and fertilize once in early spring by adding complete granular fertilizer to the lawn. If it is planted in a pot, the gazania in the spring and summer months needs watering every 2-3 days, while the addition of liquid flowering fertilizer is required once a month. For a better response to fertilization, it is very important to remove the dried flowers of the gazania and thus help the continuation of its flowering.