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Brachyglottis Greyi or Daisy bush belongs to Asteraceae family




Brachyglottis Greyi or Senecio greyi and Daisy bush is belongs to large Asteraceae family.

Overview of Brachyglottis Greyi or Daisy bush

• It belongs to the genus Brachyglottis.
• It is native of New Zealand.
• It is tolerant of hot sun, poor soils, wind and coastal exposure.
• It is a broad leaf evergreen shrub.
• Brachyglottis greyi can grow up to a height of 1.2 meters (4 ft) to 1.5 meters (5 ft) tall and 1.8 meters (6 ft) wide.
• Stems and leaves are curving and covered in white downwards.
• Leaves are alternate, simple and oblong to ovate-oblong.
• Leaves are 4 centimeters (2 in) to 8 centimeters (3 in) long and 2.5 centimeters (1.0 in) to 4 centimeters (2 in) wide.
• It has wavy margins.
• They are green above, white down underneath with silver-grey appearance.
• Flowers are bright yellow in color.
• It is hardy to zone 8.
• It flowers from Jul to October.
• The seeds ripen from September to October.
• The flowers are hermaphrodite.
• They are pollinated by insects.
• This plant likes light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.
• It prefers well-drained soil.
• It cannot grow in the shade.

Scientific classification for Brachyglottis Greyi or Daisy bush

• Kingdom : Plantae
• (unranked) : Angiosperms
• (unranked) : Eudicots
• (unranked) : Asterids
• Order : Asterales
• Family : Asteraceae
• Tribe : Senecioneae
• Genus : Brachyglottis
• Species : B. greyi

Growing/Caring conditions for Brachyglottis Greyi or Daisy bush

• This plant requires full sun to partial shade.
• The soil pH should be acidic that is less than 6.8.
• It likes dry soils to moderate moisture.
• The soil can be rocky or sandy.
• The plant is propagated by seed.
• Sow the seed in fall or spring.
• Stratify the seeds for ten weeks at 40 degrees.
• Plant the seedlings.
• Space the plants to 18 to 24 inches.
• The hairs of the plants can spread through winds.

Caring for Brachyglottis Greyi or Daisy bush

• This plant requires Full sun to partial shade.
• It likes dry soils to moderate moisture.
• The soil can be rocky or sandy.
• The soil pH should be acidic that is less than 6.8.
• Asters are resistant to insects and disease.
• Treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.
• Avoid insect or disease problems occur.
• Choose a different spot each year to avoid the risk of Aster Wilt disease.
• Avoid over watering the plant as this can cause rotting of the plant.
• Be careful of the spread of hairs around, as some can be allergenic to it.





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