Gerbera

Common Name

Gerbera

Botanical Name

Gerbera jamesonii

Origins

Native to South Africa but new varieties have been bred in Europe and Japan.

Season Availability

All year round

Description

A compact plant with dark green leaves and showy flowers arising on short stems.

Colours

White, Pink, Red, Yellow, Purple and Orange.

Growing Conditions

Gerberas require a sunny or well-lit position on a window sill or balcony.

Care Instructions

Water once or twice a week to keep potting soil moist but not wet. After flowering remove flowers and feed with a soluble plant food to encourage more flowering. May be planted in a larger pot or in the garden.