Gerbera has many names. People generally call it Gerbera, Qiuying and Sunflower. It is also very rich in varieties and is a perennial herb belonging to the Compositae family.
In addition to some tall varieties of gerbera, it is suitable for making cut flowers and becoming the main flowers in flower baskets. In fact, it can also be developed into exquisite potted plants indoors. As long as it is properly maintained, it can maintain continuous flowering in spring, summer and autumn.
Gerbera is especially suitable for growing in sunny yards by the windowsill. It is best to keep direct light for more than 6 to 8 hours a day, so as to maintain brilliant blooms. If the environment is cloudy during the day for no more than an hour, then it can thrive, with few pests and diseases, and can bloom continuously. Gerbera likes to grow in sandy soil, and the soil must have very good drainage. If it is planted in the yard, it cannot be used in low-lying places. Add more monks or perlite to increase drainage capacity.
The flower language of orange gerbera is mystery, excitement, perseverance, symbolizing mutual respect and love, not afraid of difficulties. In some areas, Gerbera flowers are used as bouquets to decorate new houses during wedding celebrations. Take its harmony to reflect the mutual respect and love of newlyweds. African chrysanthemum is radial in shape, often used as the main body of flower arrangements, and is mostly in the configuration of kidney fern and bamboo.
During the growth of gerbera, due to the growth of branches and leaves, the leaves may turn yellow or the leaves are too dense. At this time, it is necessary to prune and cut off yellow leaves, dead leaves and too dense leaves to provide a good ventilation environment for the branches and leaves of gerbera. In addition, gerbera will have diseases such as powdery mildew, leaf spot, viral diseases, as well as pests such as whiteflies, cabbage insects and thrips during the growth of gerbera. When diseases and insect pests are found, they should be dealt with in time.
Gerbera must keep the environment ventilated and light-transmitting and warm during the growth process. The minimum temperature should also be kept above 10 degrees. Avoid watering at night, and do not water the leaves and flowers when watering. Cut off the residual flowers in time after the flowers wither, so that gerbera can grow well. It is worth mentioning that gerbera has a good ability to purify the air. You can choose some short plant varieties and keep them on windowsills or balconies with sufficient light, which can appropriately improve the air quality in your home.