Planting and care
The plants tolerate full sunlight, they perform at their best when exposed to morning sunlight and afternoon shade. When planting gerberas, ensure the crown of the plant – the point where the main stem joins the roots – is planted about 1 inch above the surface of the soil. This step is critical as gerberas tend to suffocate if the crown is buried.
Caring for Gerbera
- Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil is dry.
- Also, remove any deadhead immediately after you notice it, as new blooms should be encouraged.
- Place your gerbera on a sunny windowsill where they can get approximately six hours of sunlight per day.
- Fertilize your gerbera every other week during the spring and summer flowering period.