Gerbera Daisies in Pots

Gerbera Daisies in Pots

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Gerbera Daisies in Pots will do well outdoors or indoors.  But first what are Gerbera Daisies? It is a tender perennial in cool climates and an annual in the Southwest hot regions.

It is a colorful plant that blooms bright orange, yellow, red, and pink flowers.  They love to be planted in pots but will also do well in the ground.  The plant is native to South America, Africa, and Asia and according to Wikipedia, it is the 5th most popular plant in the world.

Flower shops will use them as cut flowers in vases and containers as the stem is long and the flower will last longer than most others.  Butterflies are attracted to this plant it is also resistant to deer.

Early spring is when most garden nurseries stock up on Gerbera Daisies.

Where to place Gerbera Daisies?

You can place them almost anywhere in your landscape.  They can tolerate the Southwest heat even in mid-summer but in order for them to bloom during the hot summer, months place them in the morning sun and afternoon shade they will do better.

They are considered tender perennials where temperatures are cooler and annuals in warmer regions of the U.S. Place them near a window so they can get plenty of sunlight throughout the day.

How to care for these plants?

Make sure your container drains well and water thoroughly but let the soil slightly dry out between waterings, about 2-3 times per week.  Use good loamy potting soil for better results.  You will have to water often when they are in containers.

When the flower wilts or stops blooming just prune it off at the base of the stem.  This will encourage new growth and flowers.  When your plant begins to grow it’s best to use a container slightly larger and make sure your container drains well.  Check your pothole making sure they are not plugged up.

Gerbera Daisies in Pots

Use good indoor mulch to help retain moisture and keep insects away.  Check your daisies at least once per week for any signs of insects or diseases. Leafminers, aphids, and worms will attack daisies.

Read more about Insects and Plants Disease here. 

When to Fertilize Gerbera Daisy?

Fertilize in early spring and stop around early July and use a good all-purpose fertilizer such as Grow More’s 20-20-20 fertilizer.  This should be done at least once per month.

 

Gerbera Daisies in Pots

 

This plant is a perennial in USDA zones 8-11 and an annual in zones 7 or lower.  Check your USDA zone here.

Gerbera Daisies in Pots

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