The Gerbera comes originally from Asia, South America and Tasmania.

It was discovered in the 18th century by the Leiden botanist Gronovius. He named the cheerfully flowering plant after his flower-collecting German colleague Gerber. Since then, innumerable beautiful varieties have been cultivated: from large- to small-bloomed and a rich range of colours.

  •   Properties
    Scientific name
    Gerbera originates from exotic areas: South Africa, Asia, South America and Tasmania.
    Thanks to its beautiful open heart, Gerbera represents sincerity.
    Shelf life
    With proper care it is possible to enjoy a Gerbera a reasonable length of time (over 6 weeks).
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  •   Care tips florists
    • Caring for a Gerbera in Pot in a shop requires special attention.
    • The ideal storage temperature is 8-12 °C, however always as short as possible. If the plant is stored too warmly it will ripen more quickly and its marketability will be decreased.
    • Keep the plant in the cover during the transport and storage phase to prevent drying out and damages. Watch out that the flowers and the leaf cannot get humid from too high atmospheric humidity (RH) or by condensation in the cellophane. Only the root ball should be humid.
    • Present the potted gerbera at a bright location to prevent stretching of the stems, leaf discolouration and bud dehydration.
    • Depending on the type of outlet the plants can remain in the cover or can be taken out. In any case, prevent condensation or humidity in the covers, this can cause Botrytis on the leaf and the stem.
  •   Care tips consumers
    • If necessary, water two to three times a week, preferably from below and watch out for too cold irrigation water. The potting soil should not dry out.
    • Check the plant for faded flowers and carefully remove these. Take the stem out of the plant with a twisting movement from the heart, so that it is taken out entirely.
    • Also check for other imperfections such as yellow or limp leaf