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May 20, 2017 2:16 AM CST
I had bought a vibrant Gerbera Daisy with 2 blooms and a bud. Currently one of the flower starts to wilt and petal starts to fall off.Is it time for me to deadhead the bloom? If so, how far I should cut it from the crown?

Besides that, I found out the bud stem has recently curved into "S" shape and thinner. Does it matter?


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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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May 20, 2017 9:26 AM CST
Welcome to the forum Ho. I know nothing about daisies , so I hope someone more knowledgeable soon notices your question.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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May 20, 2017 9:51 AM CST
I pinch off the stem as close to the base as is comfortable when the petals have dropped. Or you can let it go to seed to experiment with. Don't know about that little twisted stem.

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