Question - Can gerberas grow indoors?

Answered by: Raymond Gray  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 27-06-2022  |  Views: 505  |  Total Questions: 13

While many people choose to grow their Gerbera Daisies outdoors, it is important to know that you can grow them as potted plants indoors, too. When grown indoors, they can brighten up a room any time of the year. Gerbera daisy comes in and out of bloom when grown in the garden. However, if grown indoors it will often not rebloom. If your daisy is indoors and not growing, you may just want to toss it. Outdoors, be patient and it will come back again. Gerbera daisies need full sun, though they benefit from afternoon shade when temperatures are high. Soil needs to drain well, and heavy clay should be amended with compost. Because the plant is susceptible to crown rot and produces fewer flowers in wet soil, it is a candidate for raised beds and containers. Gerbera Daisy Outdoor Care Tips Deeply water your plants once a week. Water in the morning so the soil can dry throughout the day. Keep in an area with full direct sunlight. Use micronutrient-rich plant fertilizer. Be sure to trim the plant after the bloom starts to wilt to help new blooms grow. A: Coffee grounds will perk up any acid-loving plant, and any caffeine left in your coffee grounds will repel sluggish creatures like slugs and snails. If you did not use a potting soil with fertilizer, you'll need to fertilize all your potted plants to keep the party going.

Care Requirements Gerbera daisies can perform well in part to full sun. They can tolerate cool and damp weather, but will be killed by frost. Gerberas should be planted in a well draining potting mix that includes part perlite and part course sand. They can be prone to root rot and will not survive in soggy conditions.

Steps Pick a container with good drainage. Add the ideal potting soil mix. Keep your plant in a spot with enough light. Water your gerbera deeply whenever the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Use fertilizer to give your plants a boost in growth. Remove wilted blooms. Repot your gerbera if it begins to multiply.

The plants, often given as gifts, are usually grown for a single blooming season before being discarded. However, if you can provide the right growing conditions, your gerbera daisy may survive for two or three years.

Encourage the gerbera daisy to continue to bloom all summer long by deadheading the flowers as soon as they fade. Cut off the stems supporting the wilting flowers and seed heads with the shears. Cut the stem off where it emerges from the foliage at the base of the plant.

To preserve them and keep blooms bright and attractive, keep them in a temperature range of 40 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer heat will often end gerbera blooms early; some gardeners transfer them indoors after they bloom to enjoy the flowers longer.

Fill the container with a light potting mix. The ideal soil for gerbera daisies is a well-draining and fertile soil, such as a potting mix with lots of peat, perlite, or vermiculite mixed in. Fill the container and then moisten the soil with water using a mister.

Drooping is often an indication of nutrient stress. Increase the sun exposure for gerbera daisies kept indoors, either moving them outside for a few hours each day or putting them near a sunnier window. Improve watering conditions. Too much or too little water is a common cause of drooping or wilting.

Winter Care for Potted Gerberas Reducing the water and fertilizer allows potted Gerbera daisies to go slightly dormant and reduces the risk or crown and root rot. You can keep the pots in a protected area where the temperature remains above freezing through the winter and then put them out again in the spring.

Plant them in an all-purpose potting soil. Container grown shasta daisies prefer full sun, but they will tolerate partial shade too. Caring for shasta daisy plants in pots is easy, as long as you keep them moist and pruned. Water regularly whenever the topsoil feels dry.

Typically, Gerbera Daisies spread to the area of 1 to 2 feet (30-60 cm). Keep this in mind if you want to grow more Gerbera Daisies in the garden: you need to give each individual plant some space to grow. This is the only way to make your Gerbera Daisies thrive.

Clip off a stem just above soil level and then cut the stem again so that you have a 6-inch stem piece. Remove any blooms from the top of the stem and any leaves from the bottom. Dip the bottom end of the stem into rooting hormone and place the stem into the potting soil.

Luckily for those with pets, gerbera daisies pose no danger to cats, dogs and horses and are listed as non-toxic by the ASPCA.