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How to Propagate Gerbera Daisy Plants from Cuttings

By Kathryn Hatter ; Updated September 21, 2017
Gerbera daisies

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

 

Things You Will Need

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

About the Author

 

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.