Plant Care Gerbera

Gerbera

4.6 out of 5 (20 experiences)

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

About Gerbera

Gerbera is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as easy to bloom and a fast grower with a whopping 425 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Gerbera likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Gerbera belongs to the Gerbera genus, and is native to Northern Prov. to Eswatini.

Taxonomy

Gerbera jamesonii
Gerbera
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

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

How to care for Gerbera

Water

How often to water your Gerbera

Water needs for Gerbera
0.5 cups
every 9

Gerbera 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

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Gerbera in your home

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

Gerbera love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Gerbera does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Gerbera

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Gerbera: 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 after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Gerbera

Gerbera

Gerbera


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 has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 16
Gerbera has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Gerbera has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Gerbera has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Gerbera has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Gerbera has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Gerbera has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Gracie.adams1209 avatar
@Gracie.adams1209
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 44 XP
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
Periwinklefairy avatar
@Periwinklefairy
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 143 XP
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
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Fast grower Fast grower
Succy avatar
@Succy
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 108 XP
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
Zoolea avatar
@Zoolea
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 1,626 XP
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
Cmmnsnse avatar
@Cmmnsnse
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 639 XP
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
Cmmnsnse avatar
@Cmmnsnse
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 639 XP
globe Pinellas Park, FL
04/11/2021

Headee would say new a lie on qng arreax

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Cmmnsnse avatar
@Cmmnsnse
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 639 XP
globe Pinellas Park, FL
04/11/2021

Headee would say new a lie on qng arreax

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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