How to Plant Gerber Daisies

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Plant Gerber daisies in warm climates with sandy soil, good drainage and full, hot sun. Water Gerber daisies well, letting them dry out between waterings, with instructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to talk about how to grow Gerbera Daisies, one of my most favorite flowers from South Africa. So the Gerbera Daisy is also know as the Transvaal Daisy because it comes from the Transvaal area of South Africa. So it likes really warm, hot climates that are on the little bit on the dry side but not too far from the ocean. So they don't like real desert conditions, but yet they don't want moist, moist conditions either. So you start the Gerbera Daisy by seed and they won't really germinate until it's seventy degrees or warmer. So if you live in a cold climate you've got the start them indoors or you can start them outdoors, but don't even get them going until the summer time when you have seventy degrees or more, because they won't grow at all. So you can either buy them in the pots already growing or you can start them by seed. As long as you put them in full hot sun and give them good sandy, composted conditions. They want really good earthy soil with good drainage. At the same time, they don't want just bark alone, too, because they don't want it to be too nutritious either. They want sandy, gritty, rocky soil. So when you grown them put them in full hot sun, water them really well and let them dry out in between. They'll make a nice plant with greenery, and then at a certain point when they've developed, they'll send off shoots with beautiful Gerbera Daisies on top. So as soon as those are developed you can cut them and they make great cut flowers, lasting one or more months. They're really gorgeous flowers for your garden.