Care Instructions Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy
Gerbera jamesonii, commonly known as the Transvaal or Gerbera daisy, is an herbaceous perennial native to South Africa. Gerbera daisies normally bloom during the Spring and Summer months. Gerbera Daisy Placement:

Place in a sunny windowsill or other well-ventilated location where it will receive at least four hours of direct sunlight per day. During flowering, temperatures between 50º and 75ºF are best, dropping to 45º to 65ºF when out of bloom. Gerbera daisies may be planted in a sunny location outside in mild winter climates where temperatures do not drop below 15ºF.


Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist but never soggy. Gerbera daisies will wilt rapidly if allowed to go too dry.


Pruning:

None required other than to remove the spent flowers by cutting near the base of the flower stalk.


Fertilizing:

Once a month from April to October, apply a liquid fertilizer for flowering houseplants.


Insect & Disease Control:

White fly and aphids occasionally will attack gerbera daisy plants. If so, spray thoroughly with a houseplant insecticide, covering both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaves.