Osteospermum Elite Ruby
Osteospermums (African Daisies) are a hardy frost and drought tolerant plant and will grow in nearly any climate. The Elite Ruby has deep red petals giving a rich colourful touch to any garden. It has an abundance of flowers most of the year round, predominantly from spring through to autumn. Being compact and bushy it is ideal for containers, patios, baskets or landscape gardens. It is an ideal plant for any garden.
Position: Full sun to part shade
Flowering: All year, with the main flushes in spring and autumn
Use: Ideal for garden borders instead of hedges, use them wherever you want flower all year. Plant them under other shrubs for ground cover or mix them with other colours in the Elite range in your garden beds.
Durability: Adequate water until established, then Elite Ruby is very tolerant of long dry periods.
Care: If Elite Ruby gets too bushy it can be sheared back to approximately half its size. Avoid pruning into old woody stems and during extreme heat. Pruning should be done at regular intervals to keep plants fresh and vigorous. Fertilize after pruning with an organic fertilizer and seasonally as required.
For cuttings you will receive:
-3 x healthy cuttings (no roots) that will strike easily once planted. Advantages are you get 3 plants in 1.
For tube stock you will receive: *(Important please read) *
1 x younger rooted cutting, these will be 8cm x 4cm tube pots. Plant size will be 2cm x 3.5cm (any larger and they will be root bound in the tube pots). Basically, they are juvenile cuttings that are 3-4 weeks into propagation and are starting to show signs of root strike and new leaf development. These are juvenile plants and NOT well-established plants. If you are looking for an established plant with a well-developed root system and multiple leaf growth, please select from the potted range (see below) or use the ‘inform me when in stock’ feature. For buyers on the ebay store please inbox us for details on availability.
Why do I sell tube stock? The advantage to tube stock is that they have a better success rate than cuttings as they are already showing signs of root strike. They are a lower cost than potted plants so multiple can be purchased for the same cost of 1 potted plant. If you purchase tube stock, please be aware of the plant/pot sizes given above. If you prefer a more established plant, please choose from the potted range (sizing for potted below).
For Potted plants you will receive:
-1 x Plant in a lightweight flexible pot. These pots are used to save freight costs and ease of packaging (round pots and don’t fit well in in square boxes). This pot’s function is meant to be a temporary home but will do quite nicely until they are acclimatized, and you are ready to plant into more stable potting. No need to re-pot immediately saving plant stress!
Potted plants come in 3 sizes, please note carefully what you can expect below:
Small pot – pot size is 10 x 8cm. Plant size will be a minimum 5cm up to 10cm. Roots will be well established (but not root bound). These will still be baby plants but growing rapidly with a healthy root/leaf system. Plants will have at least 4 healthy leaves and possibly more depending on the growth stage.
Medium pot – pot size is 11 x 10cm. Plant size will be 10cm up to 15cm. Several leaves or branches will be on the plant with multiple new shoots growing, showing medium to advanced development.
Large pot – pot size is 15 x 12cm. Plant size will be 15cm to 25cm. Multiple branches and new growth. Advanced development stage.
As plants are grown in different timeframes and stages, they will not be uniform in size but will fit under the size chart given above.
Please consider these sizing guides before buying as I will not refund for issues regarding disappointment about the plant sizing unless they are not as described above. If they are not as you purchased, then they will fall under the 100% satisfaction guarantee and you will be issued a replacement or refund.
FLAT RATE SHIPPING OF $12.50 FOR ALL LIVE PLANTS. Order as many plants as you want and only pay the flat rate.
Cannot post to NT, WA or TAS or outside of Australia due to quarantine restrictions
A tracking number will also be supplied also so you can follow your order in transit!
Shipping, packing and handling times
Plants are shipped on Monday/Tuesday via Australia Post Express. All orders received after 4pm on the prior Sunday will be shipped the following week.
All plants come with a 100% money back or replacement guarantee if it does not arrive in excellent condition. For refunds and replacements contact must be made no later than 48 hours after delivery of goods with photo verification of the damaged plants. All requests after 48 hours of delivery are subject to plants being in environmental conditions beyond our control and will not be replaced or refunded.