Cut Gerbera have always had a unique way to fit every occasion, personality, and decor. They are bright but elegant, and bring a sense of freshness to the air around them. They come in a variety of sizes and colours and can feature in a mixed bouquet or be simply showcased by themselves.
|Light||Keep out of direct sunlight|
|Water||3cm of water at the bottom of a vase is ideal|
|Temperature||Prefer cool room|
Gerberas originate from South Africa (Transvaal and Cape Province) where they were discovered by Scotsman, Robert Jameson in 1884.
Clean a vase by washing it thoroughly in water. Do not stand gerberas in a deep vase of water; 3 cm (1 ¼ inches) of water is ideal. Re-cut the stems at an angle with a sharp knife under running water. Keep flowers in a cool room, out of direct sun and away from sources of heat. Display your flowers away from fruits and vegetables, (they produce ethylene gas, which causes cut flowers to wilt).
Gerbera don’t have the longest life span in the plant family. Even when potted they tend not to last more than a few weeks. But with good care and attention it will remain beautiful and bright right up until the end.
For optimal vase life, change the water in the vase every day. Doing this daily will keep your Gerberas looking vibrant. Of course they don’t last forever, but you’ll enjoy some of the most beautiful blooms while they do.