Light Requirements: Sun to partial shade.
Flower Color: Red, pink, yellow, white, orange, salmon; single, semi-double to double.
Height: 12 to 18 inches (30-50 cm).
Spacing: 12 to 15 inches (30-45 cm).
Tender perennial is often grown as an annual. Prefers moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter.
Keep moist. Fertilize lightly. The crown should be level with the soil. Good cut flower. Subject to leaf spots and root rots.
* Gerbera is a flowering indoor plant 50 cm high. Large, up to 10 cm in diameter, flowers similar to chamomile with a rich range of colours. A bright balcony and pot plant for sunlit window sills. Looks great in a flowerpot on the terrace. In the cut, it retains its decorative effect for up to 20 days.
Sowing: From January to April in boxes with a moist earthen mixture. They rarely sow, at a shallow depth or the seeds are slightly pressed into the soil, the container is covered with a film. Contain at +20+25 °С. Watering is moderate. Shoots appear in 10-15 days. After emergence shoots contain at +15+18°C. In the phase of 3 true leaves, seedlings dive into pots.
Care: moderate watering, including in winter (the substrate should always be slightly damp).
Top dressing during the flowering period with flower fertilizer 1 time per week. Frequent spraying. Transplant to fresh flower soil every spring. Capacity is required with a drainage layer. The place is bright. The division of the bush is made at the end of summer or autumn, after flowering.
Flowering: on the balcony from July to September, in warm rooms - all year round.
Eng.: Barberton daisy, Transvaal daisy, Barbertonse madeliefie. Suom.: Gerbera. Sven.: Gerbera.