Gerbera Daisy Caring Instructions - Knowledgebase Question

Omaha, NE
Question by cch4
May 9, 2001
How do I properly care for a Gerbera Daisy planted outside???


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Answer from NGA
May 9, 2001

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Gerbera jamesonii or Transvaal daisy is native to South Africa and loves growing indoors. They are grown as annuals in cold climates such as yours, or you can pot them up when the weather cools and bring them indoors. 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 nightime temperature to be about 60F degrees, and the daytime temperature about 75F. The plant will take full morning sunshine, but appreciates some afternoon shade.

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