To know a Gerbera plant you have to know What is Gerbera? Where to grow Gerbera? What are the Benefits of Gerbera? Their Pros and Cons.
Gerbera has a very particular name and fame as it is extensively used for decorative garden purposes. A Gerbera plant likes the sun and also its good and luminous (sunny) light but if provided too much sunlight or direct summer sun to gerbera then they may fade their color and even scorch (burn) out. The mature size of Gerbera is 10 to 18 in tall and 9 to 12 in wide.
Give them well-atmospheric conditions, warm but not hot. They require 10-20°C to inspire flowering. Gerbera is usually used as a cut flower and for garden decoration. The beauties of Gerbera lie in their daisies, they are so fresh, energetic, and invigorated. Their daisies look so beautiful and charming when they flourish. These daisies will make your day cheerful and you will have a unique smile on your face by looking at these daisies.
What are the Parts of a Gerbera plant?
Gerbera is also known as the Transvaal daisy or Barberton daisy. They come from the ‘Asteraceae family and are from the Plantae Kingdom. The further or higher classification of Gerbera is ‘Mutisieae’ and the order is ‘Asterales’. The 1st scientific description of Gerbera was by J.D. Hooker in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine in 1989 when he described Gerbera jamesonii which is native to South Africa and also called Gerbera daisy.
You know Gerberas need plenty of sunlight that is sheltered from sturdy winds and hoarfrost. Also, they need excellent drainage in the soil, mostly in colder environments. If the soil is drained poorly then grow the plants in an elevated garden bedstead or vessels (pots). Sturdy Gerberas can be grown all year in borders, elevated beds, and containers. You know Gerberas can handle temperatures up to -6°C so long as their roots don’t get drenched or waterlogged.
Gerberas can be planted both indoors as well as outdoors. They are of various colors mainly white, pink, yellow, orange, blue, purple, and peach to deep shades.
What are the Benefits of a Gerbera?
Gerbera provides health benefits by discharging oxygen (O2) and absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) and other airborne toxins at night. They are pocket-friendly flowers and this makes them even more attractive.
Gerbera is one of the most real and effective flowers that improve air quality in the home. Their daisies confiscate or eliminate benzene (C6H6) from the air that can be emitted from your natural gas stove in your home.
Gerbera daisy works as an air purifier that packs a purifying punch, these flowers remove airborne formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and also benzene from the atmosphere.
Gerbera daisies are not poisonous to humans but if ingested then they can cause allergic reactions. The smell may hamper your children if your child ingests the gerbera daisy flower. Gerberas are very good-looking and eye-catching flowers, so mostly used in weddings, and for garden purposes but are harmful too so be cautious of Gerberas’ pros and cons.