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Transvaal Daisy

English Name

Gerbera Jamesonii

Scientific Name

Description

Gerbera blooms beautiful flowers, that last 2-3 weeks. The leaves and flower stems are slightly hairy. It is grown both as a cut flower and as a flowering plant for use indoor or in the conservatory.

South Africa

Origin

Asteraceae

Family

46°F - 70°F

Temperature (°F)

64°F - 70°F

Germination Temperature (°F)

15 days - 25 days

Germination Period

Maximum: 2'

Height (feet/inches)

Perennial

Life Cycle

None

Fragrance

Colors

Watering

Water 2-3 times a week in Summer, in Winter allow compost to dry out, water every 10-14 days.

Feeding

Feed every 14 days at half strength in Spring and Summer only.

Repotting

Re-pot every year in Spring. Put plenty of drainage material in bottom of pot.

Germination

Sow seeds in Autumn using seed and cutting compost. Do not cover seeds completely and place seed tray in a lit position.

Propagation

Propagate by division in Spring, from seeds or from stem cutting in 1 part peat and 1 part perlite.

Cultivation

Gerbera needs good light but not mid Summer sun. It should not be overwatered and requires good drainage.

Tips

Clean leaves by spraying with soft tepid water in Summer. Do not spray in cold weather.

Care

Always check compost before watering Gerberas. In Summer the compost should always feel moist and in Winter it should feel dry and crumbly before watering. Do not wipe leaves, as removing hairy surface kills plant. Do not use leaf-shine.

Humidity

Spray once a week in growing season, 2-3 times a week in hot weather. Do not spray on flowers and do not spray in Winter.

Soil

Good drainage house-plant compost.



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