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Taking Care of Gerbera Daisies

A Handy Guide on Taking Good Care of Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera is a genus of beautiful ornamental flowers that can turn any garden into a visual delight. Read on to know all about taking care of gerbera daisies.
Gardenerdy Staff
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2018
Daises Flowers
Flowers can create a great atmosphere at any given occasion. Gerbera daisies are known for their bright and vibrant shades that can bring a smile to anyone's face. These large flowers are popularly used for flower arrangements and also make great romantic gifts. Their large flower heads are quite similar to sunflowers.
Red gerbera flowers by window
The varied shades of bright yellows, gorgeous reds, lovely pinks, and pristine whites are planted in many flower gardens. The flowers also exhibit variegated coloration, which looks beautiful.
Peacock butterfly pollinating daisy flower
Growing these beautiful flowers in the garden will surely create a happy environment. However, you must know some important points about taking care of these flowers. We can take a look at some tips related to the same.
How to Care for Gerbera Plant
Butterfly On Purple Daisies
❋ As is the case with many plants, gerbera daisies should be planted in well-drained soil. Avoid keeping the soil wet and squelchy at all times.
Watering gerbera daisy
One should water early on in the day so that the soil dries slightly during the day. A good drainage will help in proper growth of the plant.
Daisies
❋ The seeds can be planted 10 weeks before the last frost. While planting, ensure to keep end of the seed pointed downwards. This is the time when seeds need maximum light to germinate, so you can plant them in pots and keep them indoors during frost. Once the weather turns warm, move the pots outdoors.
❋ These plants need partial to full sunlight. If in a pot, you can keep it by the sunny window side.

❋ When grown outdoors, gerbera daisies would need ample water and regular fertilizers for the soil.
Colorful Daisies
❋ This plant thrives well in cool temperatures. However, if the temperature becomes too warm, you might not witness the beautiful blooms.
Taking Care of Gerbera Bouquets
Bouquet Of Gerbera Daisies
If someone has gifted you a beautiful bouquet of gerbera flowers or you wish to keep in a vase, ensure that you choose a clean vase for this purpose. Then, add some cool water to this. You need to trim the long stem as per the height of the vase.
Gerbera daisy in flowerpot
The stem should be trimmed in a given way. It should be cut underwater and should be done at 45°.
Bouquet Of Daisies In A Pot
Change the water every day and also cut the stems again. To keep these flowers in full bloom for a longer period of time, add a teaspoon of sugar to the water. Also, add 2 drops of liquid bleach for a gallon of water.
Flowers Called Daisy
When in a vase, the flowers should be kept in the cooler portion of the room. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight. Keep it away from areas that receive strong gusts of wind or objects that produce a lot of heat.
Dew Drop Daisy
With beautiful gerbera daisies all around, one is bound to feel fresh and happy at all times. This is why a pretty corsage is an ideal gift for our loved ones.