Gerbera Jamesonii looks like a bush. They are perennial flowering plants. This flower belongs to the Asteraceae family. These gerberas were specially bred so that they can be grown indoors.
How to grow this flower from seeds?
In addition to the fact that you can buy a gerbera for indoor, it can also be grown from seeds. The seeds of these plants are also sold, but you can get them yourself. It is not easy to get seeds in indoor conditions, since the this type can easily be intercrossed. High quality seeds are produced by plant breeders. Therefore, the best option would be to buy seeds ready for sowing in the package.
|Seeds||When choosing seeds, pay attention to the manufacture date and the shelf life of the seeds. If this is expired, then most likely they will not spring.|
|Crops||It can be grown both in pots and any other suitable container. In pots, you can sow one at a time, and in a container several at a time, followed by top removal.|
|Soil||Soil should not be too friable, as moisture is important for seeds|
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|Watering||Use fine spraying. Water should be of room temperature. After watering, the pot must be covered with a transparent film to create the necessary moisture level.|
Every day you need to air seeds. The temperature for good germination should be in the range from 18 to 20 C. The soil should always be wet. At optimal microclimate, the seeds will begin to spring within 1.5 – 2 weeks. The shoots need to immediately provide proper lighting without direct sunlight.
Gerbera cultivation in open ground is not very different from the indoor one. The main parameters remain the same. A feature of open ground is the unpredictability of weather conditions. This causes a number of difficulties in caring for color. Therefore, when growing this flower outside, planting location is of particular importance.
So that the soil does not dry out, you can mulch part of the soil around the flower. Thus, the frequency of irrigation can be significantly reduced. It is necessary to timely fertilize, especially during flowering. You can apply directly to the root, or over the aerial part of the plant.
Gerberas should be undergone fasciation every 3 to 4 years with proper care. The plant can be planted both vegetatively and generatively.
The generative method involves the breeding of a flower using seeds. This method is the most time-consuming. The algorithm for growing gerbera from seeds was described in detail a little higher when growing a flower in a pot.
The vegetative method is reproduction using a certain part of the plant. This method is simpler when compared with seed breeding.
This is a more reliable method. Gerbera bush is divided into several parts. In this case, it is necessary to leave two to three points of growth on each part of the plant. At the separated part, peduncles and part of the roots are cut off. In order that the plant does not rot the place of separation, it is necessary to disinfect, for example, with powdered coal.