The cheerful beauty.
Gerbera daisies always face the sun and track it, going east to west throughout the day. With lots of fun colours and many different bloom types, the only colour it does not come in is blue. Gerberas attract bees and butterflies but are resistant to deer. Gerbera daisies stand for purity and innocence.
|Light||Light shade or full sun. Gerberas prefer full sun in mild climates, light shade in hot climates.|
|Water||Ensure soil is moist or boggy. Be sure to water the plant when the top of the soil feels dry, should be about every 3-5 days. You may want to water more frequently during hot summer months.|
|Temperature||The ideal temperature is 21°C or 70°F. Gerberas will not be able to tolerate frost.|
Gerbera originate from South Africa (Transvaal and Cape Province), where they were discovered by Scotsman, Robert Jameson in 1884. Gerberas are named after Traugott Gerber, who was a botanist.
Gerbera don’t have the longest life span; even when potted, they tend not to last more than a few weeks. With good care and attention, Gerbera will remain beautiful and blooming right up until the end.
Gerbera need a lot of T.L.C. to do well. They need approximately six hours of sunlight per day and average, local temperatures. Avoid temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit if possible, since heat may cause your Gerbera to stop blooming. It is best to water your Gerbera plants in the morning, moistening the soil that the plants grow in. Avoid getting water on the flowers. Allow the soil to dry before watering again.
If your Gerbera starts to wilt, make sure it’s not being over or under-watered. You want moist soil, not a desert or a flood. Also, be sure to give it plenty of direct sunlight. Remove old, discoloured leaves and faded flowers and stems to maintain your Gerbera plants. This is also to prevent fungus infections and to encourage new growth. If the flower starts to close, or the petals begin to curl, then the flower has simply reached the end of its life. The good news is we are always growing more!