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Care of the plant Asteriscus sericeus or Canary Island daisy.

Care of the plant Asteriscus sericeus or Canary Island daisy

The genus Asteriscus, family Asteraceae, comprises 11 species of flowering plants native to the Mediterranean region and the Canary Islands. Some species are: Asteriscus sericeus, Asteriscus spinosus, Asteriscus graveolens, Asteriscus aquaticus, Asteriscus schultzii.

Common name: Canary Island daisy. This species is native to the island of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands).

They are evergreen plants of compact and covering size with stems and branches full of fine silver hairs. The leaves are grayish green in color, silky in texture and oval in shape. The showy flowers are yellow. They can bloom from late winter to early summer.

They are used to cover sunny slopes, in rockeries and in pots for balconies and terraces. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Asteriscus sericeus needs full or half-shade exposure. They resist the heat of the Mediterranean summer but not the cold below 5 ºC.

The soil may be neutral or slightly acidic, but it must drain well; they can be grown in poor, sandy soil. Planting in its final place is done in spring.

It's a drought resistant plant; It needs moderate watering, always waiting for the substrate to be dry.

They do not need fertilization.

Prune lightly after flowering to remove wilted flowers for a more compact appearance.

They are resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate by cuttings in summer or by seeds sown in spring.

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Asteriscus sericeus
Asteriscus sericeus
Asteriscus sericeus
Asteriscus sericeus
Asteriscus sericeus
Asteriscus sericeus
 

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