Gerbera (aka African Daisy) is a flowering perennial plant related to sunflower and a favorite among birds, bees and butterflies. It has bright blooms that are four inches across and resemble daisies. They come in red, orange, yellow, pink, white and cream colors and can continue flowering for six months. Used as an ornamental plant.
- Plant Type. Indoor/Outdoor flowering plant
- Product Height. 6 to 12 Inches
- Season. Spring
- Sunlight. Make sure you plant them with adequate spacing and in high light areas.
- Watering. Water in the morning so leaves can dry out during the day to lessen the risk of rot and fungal diseases.
- Growing in containers. Pinch off blooms as soon as they wilt to keep the plant neat and compact, and to stimulate more blooms. Remove damaged or dead foliage as needed.
- Re-potting. If you have older plants, the crowns can be lifted and divided in early spring. Remove lower leaves and replant immediately.
- Fertilising. Gerbera daisy care can also be enhanced by using a micro-nutrient liquid fertilizer such as a seaweed or fish emulsion.
*Actual product may vary