Gerbera daisies are loved for their bright and cheerful colors and come in different sizes with flower sizes anywhere from 2 to 5 inches. In warmer climates, daisies can be grown as perennial flowers as well as outdoors in cooler climates. The rule of thumb for growing daisies is providing the right amount of water for them to flourish.
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Preparing for Plantation
Daisies thrive in a position with full sun and sandy soil. A little organic compost added during soil preparation will provide good flower growth. Daisies should be planted at least 12 inches apart so that they can get adequate airflow. You can try planting them closer together, but if you do, you’ll need to keep an eye on moisture levels and check for rot regularly.
- Sunlight: Bright indirect light to partial shade
- Maturity: 3-4 months after plantation
- Height: 1 to 6 feet
- Spacing: 8 to 12 inches apart in all directions
Growing and Caring for Gerbera Daisies
Gerbera daisies are susceptible to fungal diseases. Correct planting and watering are essential for gerbera daisy care. Use any organic fertilizer with less nitrogen. You can mulch with several inches of organic compost or shredded bark to keep the soil cool and moist.
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