Gerbera - a plant more familiar to us as cut flowers for a bouquet. However, there are amateur flower growers who have gotten the hand to grow it at home. For this you need to know some of the features of the content of the gerbera.
The plant is of medium height. But the flower stalks of some species can reach 60 cm, so when outgrowing, the gerbera loses its well-groomed appearance. Labor breeders bred more compact varieties of plants.
Leaves of a plant are lowered and united in rosettes. The flower is located on the peduncle, usually 20-30 cm long. The flowers are varied colored: orange, yellow, red, white and pink petals, double or non-double.
Gerbera belongs to the flowering potted plants (read the article Varieties of indoor plants). Bearing in mind the peculiarities of this group of plants, provide a winter gerbera In the fall, when the plant is "as if dead", transfer it to the greenhouse or create the necessary conditions for further development. Sometimes circumstances simply force a plant to be thrown away.
Types of gerberas
In the culture of indoor plants, the only type of gerbera is widespread - gerbera jamson. For simplicity, they call it room, not to be confused with the garden gerbera.
There are many varieties or varieties of the Jamesona gerbera, for example Parade, Harle, Golden serena other. All varieties differ in color of flowers, as well as in size and some features of the structure.
The whole difficulty in caring for this plant lies not only in observing the right growing conditions, but also in creating and maintaining greenhouse conditions for gerberas in winter. This is not for everyone. So do not be discouraged if by winter your plant will die. He who strives hard for something, gets the desired result. Try growing a gerbera next year.
See also:How to grow a gerbera in the garden?
Pests and gerbera room diseases
If you do not follow the recommendations for care, this problem may arise - the gerbera is affected by spider mites. Spraying the leaves will help to avoid this. For information on how to deal with a pest, read the article The Universal Favorite Monstera.
Let your home always be filled with beautiful, healthy plants!