Caring for Gerber Daisies

Gerbera daisies (also known as gerber daisies) are known for their bright, vibrantly colored flowers. The gerbera daisy is on NASA's list of indoor-filtering plants, which can help improve the quality of the air in your home. Whether you choose to grow your gerbera daisy plant indoors or outdoors, in a pot or in the ground, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to ensure that your gerbera daisy plant grows well.

Plant the gerbera daisy in soil that drains easily. If you plant the daisies outdoors, you can ensure that the soil will drain properly if you plant on a slope. Gerbera daisies planted in pots need to have a hole in the bottom of the pot so that the soil can drain.

Plant the gerbera daisy plants in partial or full sun. In the deep South, the sunlight is too brutal and can cause the plant's leaves and blooms to become sunburned. In other climates, however, the daisies can be placed in full sun.

Keep the soil moist but not wet. Allowing the soil to become too dry can result in the plant becoming stressed. If you travel frequently, consider using a self-watering probe, so that the gerbera daisy will always have the correct amount of water.

Use sharp clippers to remove dead flower heads. This not only will keep the plant looking nice, but it also will promote the growth of new daisies.