Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What Do You Think Of Gerberas? :)


A nice and gentle flower, a perfect present at any occasion. Bright and shiny colors featuring green leaves, a beautiful combination, that could not only show a great appreciation but love and warm feelings. Here are some interesting details that might help your plant lasts longer. There are more than 30 species in the wild. It is common for South Africa and some parts of Asia. It is also known as the African daisy and the most famous species is called Gerbera Jamesonii, a genus of ornamental plants from sunflower family - Asteraceae. This was the first kind of Gerbera described from the scientist in 1889 by J.D. Hooker in Curti's Botanical Magazine. In nature blooms between May and August. Often, the same flower can have petals of several different shades. You can see it s in so many various colors like yellow, orange, red, pink, violet, purple, white. The centre of the flower is sometimes black. It reaches around 25-30 cm height. 

    It would love a warm room with temperature between 10-21 degrees, especially while blooming ( must be more than 15). Bright light, and little direct sunlight is the best recipe for this plant. Soil must be always wet, water leaves from time to time. If you want to grow it from the very beginning  plant seeds in the Spring and wait for your production of fantastically large flowers on long, thick, sturdy stems. It is very popular and trendy as a decorative garden plant or as cut flowers. It is actually the fifth most used cut  flower in the world. Another interesting varities are Gerbera Revolition Red, curious fact about it is that it blooms earlier than most other gerberas; Gerbera Sombrero offers deep red flowers with black-purple centres; Gerbera Woman - bright pink flowers with fluffy pink centeres.
Below you can see  some pictures of Gerbera - cut flowers , some arrangements and beautiful bouquets:

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