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Gerbera Daisies: Getting them to Rebloom

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera Daisies

The secrets of getting them to rebloom.

We have planted over 700 gerbera daisies in the greenhouse. These are always popular in the spring for planting in pots or Mother’s Day gifts. We get a lot of questions about growing them.

Here are some of Mike’s tips for Gerberas:

They like filtered light more than direct sunlight. Under a tree or something that provides some sort of cover from direct sunlight. They do need sunlight so do not plant them in the shade.

Fertilize every two weeks with a water soluble fertilizer that has a low middle number (like 15-7-15 or 12-2-12). This will help blooming and not leaf growth.

Gerberas will not bloom continuously. They bloom, then take about a two week break to refuel then bloom again.

Some people say it is best to plant them by themselves. Don’t mix them with other plants.

When you water, you want to get them wet…then let the soil dry out before watering again. They like to be dry-wet-dry-wet. If the flowers start to droop it is typically from too much water not too little.