How to Grow Gerbera Daisies Indoors


Gerbera daisies are usually grown outdoors in temperate climates, but in cooler climates, the only way to enjoy them is indoors. Although they only last a few weeks, they will produce bright green, fuzzy leaves and spectacularly beautiful blooms for their entire lifespan. They aren't expensive, so you can always have at least one gerbera daisy in full bloom.

Step 1

Visit a nursery or garden center and choose a gerbera daisy that is just beginning to bloom. When you get the gerbera daisy home, remove it from the pot. Loosen the roots slightly, and plant the gerbera daisy in a slightly larger pot. Add enough potting soil to finish filling the pot.

Step 2

Put the gerbera daisy in a sunny window where it will receive at least six hours of light each day. If this isn't possible, you can supplement the natural light with a grow light.

Step 3

Water the gerbera daisy regularly, but allow the soil to dry slightly between each watering. Be careful not to overwater, which can cause the plant to get root rot.

Step 4

Mist the plant once a week during the winter months, to increase the humidity. Fertilize the gerbera daisy every other week with a liquid fertilizer made especially for blooming plants.

Step 5

Discard the plant when it begins to fade. If it's spring or early summer, try planting the gerbera daisy outdoors where it might come back and bloom until the end of summer.

Things You'll Need

  • Gerbera daisy
  • Planting container
  • Potting soil
  • Liquid fertilizer for blooming plants


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  • Gerber daisies
Keywords: gerbera daisy, root rot, liquid fertilizer

About this Author

M.H. Dyer is a longtime writer, editor and proofreader. She has been a contributor to the "East-Oregonian Newspaper" and "See Jane Run" magazine, and is author of a memoir, “The Tumbleweed Chronicles, a Sideways Look at Life." She holds an Master of Fine Arts from National University, San Diego.