Gerbera grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Gerbera also known as African Daisy, Gerbera perennial evergreen or annual used as fragrant ornamental plant also as floristry, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial or as 4+ as annual.
Leaves color green the leaves wavy in opposite lobbing to lobes shape leaf mostly deeply serrated.
Flower color can be: white, purple, pink, red, yellow or orange, its multi petals flower the petal shape it’s elliptic that connected in the middle in round shape, some cultivars in the middle small round petals, the inner part of the flower color can be yellow black or brown.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Recommended planting season? All year, in cold climate spring
Pests and diseases: Powdery mildew, aphids
Pruning season: Winter
How to prune: For design, all the season dead flowers and leaves
Size of the plant: 20-120 cm, 8-48 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower Round flowers with multi petals the petal shape it’s elliptic that connected in the middle in round shape, some cultivars in the middle small round petals, the inner part of the flower, color can be yellow, black or brown, the outer part color can be: white, red, purple, pink, yellow or orange,