Dimorphotheca pluvialis is also known as White African Daisy, Cape Marigold, Weather Prophet, Cape Rain-daisy, Ox-eye Daisy, Cape Daisy, or Rain Daisy. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants.
Dimorphotheca is the former name for Osteospermum. However, it is now used for the annual species only. The color range for Dimorphotheca pluvialis is different than Osteospermum. Dimorphotheca pluvialis ranges in color from white, cream, yellow, to orange.
Dimorphotheca pluvialis is native to South Arica and Nambia. The leaves are narrow and sometimes toothed. Deadhead the flowers to prolong the flowering season. The flowers close when it is cloudy or before the rain.
Grow Dimorphotheca pluvialis in the sun. Plant it in sandy, fertile, well-drained soil. Dimorphotheca pluvialis can be grown from seed or cuttings. Watch out for aphids, or verticillium wilt. Dimorphotheca pluvialis is drought-resistant.