Gerbera : Greenhouse Plants
C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F)
Gerbera jamesonii is the Transvaal Daisy from Transvaal and Natal which has become a favourite cut flower in recent years. It is not an easy plant to grow but by no means impossible. Seed should be sown just covered and sharp end down in a light place during March and kept between 18-21°C (65-70°F). Within two to four weeks they should have germinated and the young plants can be grown on, always remembering that they hate being overpotted and loathe being overwatered. Keep them very much on the dry side in a very well-drained loam-basedand they should flower well. Cool airy conditions are essential; a cold damp unventilated house in autumn and winter will put paid to them quicker than anything. Having established the plants they can be divided and repotted in spring.