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Gerbera spp.

Also known as

Transvaal daisy

Gerbera at Kadavoor by Jeevan Jose (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Gerbera Overview

Gerbera is a genus of around 40 hairy perennial species, originating from temperate grasslands and mountains in Southern Africa, Madagascar, Indonesia and India. In most species, the different leaf forms/shapes are produced from spreading basal rosettes, from which the daisy-like flowers emerge. The flowers are brilliantly coloured, long-lasting and daisy-like. They are showy, can be single or double and come in shades of yellow, orange, red, white, pink or purple. Also known as the Transvaal daisy, there are thousands of domesticated Gerberas (cultivars and hybrids), many or which are very popular within the floristry market. Commercially, Gerbera species are said to be the fifth most used cut flower worldwide! Gerberas need to be protected from frost so are usually grown under glass in temperate regions. In other locations, they'll be seen in sunny borders - from courtyard settings to informal coastal gardens. When grown indoors, they like bright but filtered light, to be watered regularly, fed monthly during the growing season and kept moist during the winter. They should be potted on in spring. Outdoors, Gerberas appreciate moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Patio pots - filled with a loam-based potting compost - that can be brought indoors in winter, are an ideal solution!

Common problems with Gerbera

How to propagate Gerbera



Basal cuttings in summer.


Special features of Gerbera

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Attracts useful insects


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