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How to Propagate Gerbera Daisy Plants from Cuttings

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Overview

Gerbera daisies are a showy plant that many gardeners enjoy growing. Cut the blooms and bring them indoors for floral arrangements or leave them outside in a flowerbed to add beautiful color to your landscapes. One simple and fast way to propagate gerbera daisies is from cuttings.

Step 1

Fill one 3-inch potting container with potting soil for each stem cutting.

Step 2

Find healthy and vibrant gerbera daisies in the summer during the peak of growth. 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.

Step 3

Dip the bottom end of the stem into rooting hormone and place the stem into the potting soil.

Step 4

Lightly spray the soil with water and place a plastic bag over the container to keep the stem moist. Spray the soil each day.

Step 5

Keep the containers where they receive indirect sunlight, and watch for the stems to show signs of growth. This will indicate that the stems are taking rootl. Remove the plastic bags from the containers and continue to keep them evenly watered throughout the winter months.

Step 6

Transplant the new gerbera daisies to larger containers when they are established and growing well. Move them outside in the spring.

Things You'll Need

  • Gerbera daisies
  • Garden shears
  • Rooting hormone
  • Potting containers (3- and 8-inch diameter)
  • Potting soil
  • Plastic bags
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Trowel

References

  • Gerbera Daisies
  • Propagating Gerbera Daisies
Keywords: gerbera daisies, gerbera cuttings, propagating daisies

About this Author

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator and regular contributor to "Natural News." She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, crocheter, painter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. Hatter's Internet publications specialize in natural health and she plans to continue her formal education in the health field, focusing on nursing.

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