How to Grow Venidium Plants

Guide to Growing Cape Daisy, Monarch of the Veldt, and Namaqua-land Daisy

Plants belonging to the Venidium genus are half hardy annuals that range in height from 45 to 60 cm.

Venidium have silver coloured lobed leaves and bloom in the summer carrying daisy like flowers of orange or yellow with black centres.

Some commonly grown garden Venidium include Cape Daisy, Namaqualand Daisy, and Monarch of the Veldt.


Venidium - Namaqua-land Daisy by Nekonomania; Creative Commons.

Venidium fastuosum

Venidium fastuosum by Koizumi.

How to Grow Cape Daisy and other Venidium Plants in the Garden

Unless you live in a warm area it is best to grow Venidium plants such as Cape Daisy indoors. Sow the seeds at a depth of 3 mm about ten weeks before you expect the last frost of spring in your area.

Venidium seeds will take about one or two weeks to germinate at a temperature of 15 to 18 degrees centigrade.

Transplant the Cape daisy (Venidium) seedlings outdoors following the last frost at a spacing of 30 cm.

Ideally Venidium species should grow in a sunny part of the garden and in a dry and light soil.

Caring for Venidium

Venidium plants like Cape Daisies are pretty easy plants to look after.

Water sparingly as they prefer a dry soil, stake larger varieties.

I hope that you enjoyed this guide on Venidium plants. You may also enjoy the following Gardener's HQ growing guides: How to grow Buphthalmum and Arctotis plants.