Plant Care Gerbera Jamesonii

Gerbera Jamesonii

4.6 out of 5 (19 experiences)

Gerbera Jamesonii has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Gerbera Jamesonii has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Gerbera, Gerbera, transvaal daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Gerbera, Gerbera jamesonii. and gerbera jamesoni

Taxonomy

Gerbera jamesonii
Gerbera
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Gerbera Jamesonii

💦 Water

How often to water your Gerbera Jamesonii

Water needs for Gerbera Jamesonii
0.5 cups
every 9

Gerbera Jamesonii needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Gerbera Jamesonii

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Gerbera in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gerbera Jamesonii: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Gerbera Jamesonii love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Gerbera Jamesonii does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Gerbera Jamesonii in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Gerbera Jamesonii

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Gerbera Jamesonii: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Gerbera Jamesonii after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Gerbera Jamesonii is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Gerbera →


💦 Water Needs

Gerbera Jamesonii prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Gerbera Water Frequency →

Gerbera Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Gerbera Jamesonii requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Gerbera Light Requirements →

Gerbera Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Gerbera Jamesonii is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

Gerbera Toxicity to Cats →

Gerbera Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Gerbera Jamesonii doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Gerbera Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Gerbera Jamesonii does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Gerbera →

When and How to Successfully Repot Gerbera →


💩 Fertilizer

Gerbera Jamesonii should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Gerbera →


🌎 Native Region

Gerbera Jamesonii is native to Tropical Africa.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Gerbera Jamesonii can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Gerbera Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Gerbera Jamesonii can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Gerbera →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Gerbera Jamesonii

Gerbera Jamesonii

Gerbera Jamesonii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Gerbera Jamesonii has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 16
Gerbera Jamesonii has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Gerbera Jamesonii has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Gerbera Jamesonii has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Gerbera Jamesonii has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Gerbera Jamesonii has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Gerbera Jamesonii has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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globe Phoenix, AZ
10/12/2021

I love these daisies they’re very beautiful and can literally last forever if you dead-head them and let them regrow 💗💗

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 8 Plants
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07/14/2021

I love my Daisy because of how fast it blooms and how beautiful the flowers are but it’s always covered in aphids, it’s so hard to keep them away

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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Fast grower Fast grower
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globe Te Aroha, Waikato
05/12/2021

It’s pretty but like low key I’m bad at gardening so it’s hard work

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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globe Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais
04/23/2021

its sooo beautiful 🥰🥰🥰

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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globe Pinellas Park, FL
04/13/2021

Dusty is the prototypical beautiful exterior with a well hidden ferocity just beneath the surface. Treat him well and he will reciprocate. But fail to give him the care he deserves and things can fall apart fast.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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globe Pinellas Park, FL
04/11/2021

Headee would say new a lie on qng arreax

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