The gerbera is one of the most popular flowers. Find out more information about this cut flower here.
Botanical name: Gerberas
Plant family: Sunflower (bot.Asteraceae)
The gerbera is one of the most popular flowers of the sunflower genus (bot. Asteraceae). It is best known as a cut flower, but it is also available as a short-stemmed pot plant. It got its name in honor of the physician and botanist Traugott Gerber, previously it was described under the name African or Ethiopian aster.
Because of their resemblance to daisies, they were sometimes called “Barberton Daisy”.
Gerbera is both the botanical and the German name and around 30 species occur in nature. Most of them are in South Africa, Madagascar and Asia. They come in every imaginable color; in many bright and pastel colors, from yellow to orange, pink to red and of course also in white.
In addition to the simple daisy flowers, which resemble a daisy or daisy, it has also been grown with double flowers for some time.
Care tips for gerberas
Cut the stems of the gerbera diagonally and soak them in cold water for half an hour to an hour. This allows the water to rise up to the heads and the stems straighten. If you put them directly in a vase, they will stay in the shape in which you set them. Not bad either, but they look nicer when they stand up straight.
It is best if the water in the vase is only one to two centimeters high, otherwise the stems will quickly become soft. If that happens, just cut them again at an angle. The water level should be checked daily and the water should be changed regularly.
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