9- Growing gerbera at home

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9- Growing gerbera at home

Growing gerberas at home is one of the easy activities. When appropriate climatic conditions are available for its growth and germination, it blooms and flourishes and gives wonderful picturesque colors

Cultivation of gerberas at home is an interesting plant because of its stunning and wonderful view and cheerful colors. Gerbera flowers are distinguished by their different colors that range from yellow, red, orange, purple and white. They give you an aesthetic form in the garden or your balcony, and you can give their flowers in quiet gift bouquets. What is the original home of gerbera cultivation? What is the appropriate climate for its cultivation? What are the most important steps to multiply it? Get to know us about the most important details

The original home of gerbera cultivation


Gerbera plants have been cultivated since ancient times in South Africa, which is the home of their original cultivation, and their cultivation also spread at that time in Asia due to the success of its cultivation in hot climates and warm places. It was named after the African daisy, and its cultivation moved to South America

Gerbera occupies the fifth place for picking flowers, such as carnations, chrysanthemums, roses and tulips

Gerbera planting time

Growing gerbera
Growing gerbera

Gerbera is a winter ornamental perennial. Its flowers bloom in spring and winter, but it always succeeds in its cultivation in the warm climate that tends to heat, so it succeeds in its cultivation in tropical places with high temperatures, and you can grow it throughout the year in your home in small plastic houses with the provision of the appropriate temperature, and you can start planting its seeds in the early season spring

Gerbera plants need a temperature of not less than 20 degrees Celsius in the day, and not less than 12 degrees Celsius at night

Gerbera flowers range in color from yellow, red, orange and chrysanthemum

What are the most important tools required to grow gerbera at home

Home farming is an easy and simple activity that does not require many requirements; Most of the necessary tools you will find in your home, and to start farming, bring the following

Healthy gerbera seeds from a local planting center
A pot that is at least 60 cm deep and has holes at the bottom to drain and remove excess water
A small greenhouse that you can make at home from wooden frames and a polyethylene cover
A plastic cup, preferably transparent
Sandy soil mixed with a little silt or peat moss
Water sprinkler for agricultural purposes
Some of the chemical fertilizers are NPK and natural
heat lamp

Soil suitable for growing gerbera

Unlike many other ornamental plants that need heavy clay soil; The gerbera plant is successful in its cultivation in light sandy soil and it is possible to mix it with simple silt or dispense with it and use compost soil or peat moss soil. The degree of salinity in the soil to be used should range between 6-6.5 degrees

Gerbera is not successful in heavy clay soil

Growing gerbera
Growing gerbera

?What are the steps to grow gerbera at home

Cultivation of gerbera flowers requires several important steps to ensure the success of their germination,

and you can multiply and grow them from seedlings or seeds

planting gerbera seeds
Pick healthy seeds and put them in a wet tissue and cover them for 3 to 6 days until they start to germinate
Take a plastic cup and put some soil in it, then gently plant the seeds and sprinkle a little water so that the soil is only damp
Put the cup in a warm place and wait for the gerbera stems to germinate
Once the gerbera leaves have grown, you can move them into the pot you brought before

Put the pot in a warm, sunny place and don’t forget to keep the soil moist

If you want to set up your own business to pick and sell flowers; You can transfer gerbera seedlings to the soil of your home garden and place them in a greenhouse with the right climate to keep them blooming all year round. You must also provide the following: (a 45-watt heat lamp in winter cultivation, but in the summer it grows in natural light, and the air must be constantly renewed inside the plastic house to prevent the growth of fungi and the death of flowers)

In order for gerberas to bloom and bloom, the pot must be exposed to direct sunlight

Gerbera flower fertilization
Gerbera flowers need to put fertilizer to keep them from pests and agricultural fungi and to increase their growth and spread in the soil; Nitrogenous fertilizer NPK 20 20 20 should be applied by adding half a tablespoon per liter of water to the irrigation water once a week

Irrigation gerbera flowers
Like many ornamental plants, the gerbera also does not need a lot of watering, but it needs moderate regular watering by spraying only to maintain soil moisture and can irrigate its flowers once a week

Growing gerbera
Growing gerbera

Gerbera flower fertilization
Gerbera flowers need to put fertilizer to keep them from pests and agricultural fungi and to increase their growth and spread in the soil; Nitrogenous fertilizer NPK 20 20 20 should be applied by adding half a tablespoon per liter of water to the irrigation water once a week

Irrigation gerbera flowers
Like many ornamental plants, the gerbera also does not need a lot of watering, but it needs moderate regular watering by spraying only to maintain soil moisture and can irrigate its flowers once a week

Cultivation of gerbera at home
Growing gerberas at home is one of the easy crops. When the appropriate environmental conditions are available for its growth and germination, it blooms and flourishes and gives wonderful picturesque colors

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