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February 2015

Gerbera (Barberton Daisy)

Gerbera

Gerbera Daisy plants, with 30 fellow varieties, are one of the most popular, frequently delivered & self - grown flowers across the world.
Because of their bright & bold colors: red, orange, yellow, white, cream, purple and pink, they bring light to anyone who gives/receives/plants of them. These beautiful blooms are perfect for any occasion (or for no occasion!) and for any region. It’s widely recognized that sending colored Gerbera Daisies represents different emotions, similar to what each rose color means. Addition to the beauty of the plant, it also contains naturally occurring coumarin derivatives.

Care instructions

Put in a little and get back a lot!

Watering
Give them too much water and the roots will start to rot. Perhaps moisturising them with a water sprayer will keep them looking fresh, but don’t put (too much) water on the roots.
At the end of the season they will wilt, but they are not dead, as they are perennial. Gerbera are vulnerable to soil diseases and too much water result in root and crown rot.
Temperature
The best results are found in mild temperature areas where minimum night temperatures are higher than 6 °C, Gerberas are not affected by maximum temperatures and can tolerate harsh sunlight. The relative humidity should average 65%.
Light
The Gerbera prefers full sun and the best results are obtained on the north facing sites.
Soil
Require well drained soil.