Gerbera Mega Revolution Deep Rose Light Eye Gerbera Mega Revolution Orange Light Eye Gerbera Revolution Yellow Light EyeGerbera Garvinea Majestic Purple

Blooming Season:  Spring, summer, fall

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Easy care

Water: Medium, light

Fertilize: Every week

Height: Revolution:4" - 8"

              Mega Revolution 6-10"

              Garvinea 12-24"

Width: 10" - 14"

Exposure: Sun

Varieties: Garvinea, Revolution, Mega Revolution

General Information: 

Gerberas, also known as Gerbera daisies, are vibrant and cheerful flowers that come in a wide range of colors and are at home in garden beds or containers. They are native to South Africa and belong to the Asteraceae family. With their large, daisy-like blooms and long stems, gerberas have become a popular choice for floral arrangements and garden enthusiasts alike.

When it comes to growing gerberas, there are a few key factors to consider:

1. Light and Temperature

Gerberas thrive in bright sunlight or indirect sunlight. They require at least 6 hours of sunlight each day to ensure proper growth and blooming.

Gerberas prefer a moderate climate and can tolerate temperatures between 60°F (15°C) and 75°F (24°C). Avoid exposing them to extreme heat or cold, as it can negatively impact their overall health.

2. Soil and Watering

Gerberas thrive in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and compost is ideal for their growth. Make sure the soil is moist but not waterlogged, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot. Water the plants when the top inch of soil feels dry, and avoid wetting the leaves to prevent fungal diseases.

3. Fertilization

To promote healthy growth and abundant blooms, it is important to fertilize gerberas regularly. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer with a ratio of 10-10-10 or 20-20-20. Apply the fertilizer every 2-3 weeks during the growing season, following the instructions on the package. Be careful not to over-fertilize, as it can cause salt buildup and damage the plants.

4. Pruning and Deadheading

Regular pruning and deadheading are essential for maintaining the health and appearance of gerberas. Remove any dead or faded flowers by cutting them back to the base of the stem to encourage new blooms. In addition, this will remove any harmful insects that have laid their eggs in the base of the stems.  Remember to trim any yellowing or damaged leaves to promote better air circulation.

5. Pests and Diseases

While gerberas are generally resistant to pests and diseases, they can still be susceptible to certain issues. Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids, spider mites, and thrips. If you notice any signs of infestation, treat the plants with an appropriate insecticide or use natural remedies like neem oil. Additionally, ensure good air circulation and avoid overwatering to prevent fungal diseases.



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