|My Gerbera daisy's leaves are slowly getting a coating that looks like white mold and then they wither up. I am worried that the plant could be infected with something. If there is any information that you could give me to save my Gerbera daisy, it would be much appreciated.|
Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) is native to South Africa. Gerbera's thrive in full sun and rich soil with excellent drainage. They prefer a thorough watering and then dry soil, followed by a flooding again. The plants need frequent feeding during the growing season and will produce new leaves and flowers if the old leaves and flowers are pinched off regularly.
Gerbera daisies are fussy about watering. Try not to splash water on the crown of the plant. Gerbera daisies like the night time temperature to be about 60F degrees, and the daytime temperature about 75F. The plant will take full morning sunshine, but appreciates some afternoon shade.
Correcting the environment around your Gerbera daisies should prevent additional problems.