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Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)  


Gerbera Daisy is are very hardy plant flowers and are not bothered my many pests.  These Daisy plants come in a wide varieties of colors and hybrid colors.  When selecting your Gerbera Daisy select a plant that is grown in a 6-inch or 1-gallon container.  Also look for signs of new growth, which can be a good sign of a healthy plant. 


Gerbera Daisy should be kept well pruned of all dead leaves and flowers to prevent any pest or fungus growth.  When pruning any spent flowers, move the flowers at the base of the plant   An effective way to water a Gerbera Daisy plant is to place the potted plant into a shallow pan of water and allow the plant to draw up the water.  Plants Should be kept in bright indirect light.  


A Gerbera Daisy flower can live up to 14 in a vase.  In order to prolong the cut flower vase life, every 4-5 days the water should be rinsed out of the vase, cleaned, and the stem of the flower should be cut.


Gerbera Daisy can be propagated through seeds.  A home grower could try this method but if it fails it is recommended to buy a new plant.


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