Gerbera

Gerbera is a single stem flower that resembles a Daisy in shape, with a round center, surrounded by flat petals. The center can be fancy (double form, with small fluffy petals) or basic (single form, traditional type, with flat centers) with a contrasting color to the surrounding petals. Gerbera is probably the second most popular cut flower next to roses. It is available year-round in nearly every color of the rainbow in both regular and mini-Gerbera. Stems are leafless.

Family: Asteraceae
Species: Gerbera jamesonii
Origin: South Africa
Symbolizes: Gerberas symbolize innocence and purity as well as being a classic symbol of beauty.
Also Known As: Transvaal Daisy, Barberton Daisy, or Gerbera Daisy, Gerbers

Care, Handling & Design

Temperature: 34-38F (1-3C)
Humidity: 75-85%
Water: Use clean medium water quality. Gerbera responds well to chlorine. Avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 4-14 days

What to Look for When Purchasing

Choose strong stems and flowers free of disease, check for mechanical damage, dehydration and signs of botrytis. Avoid Gerberas with heavy pollinated centers.

Foam Info

Susceptible to stem burn in low quality floral foams. Performs best in OASIS® Maxlife Floral Foam.

Design Tips

Gerberas make excellent focal flowers. Stand alone or mixed with other flowers Gerberas are available in a wide variety of colors making them versatile for any project. Gerbera is the perfect eye-stopping focal flower. Just three stems in a vase has high impact!

Ethylene Sensitivity

Low

Pest & Disease Information

Sensitive to botrytis. Use anti-Pathogen Transport Paper sheets during shipping and storage. Remove the protective nets prior to processing. Can also be infected by Itersonilia.

Troubleshooting

Remove nets prior to processing. Gerberas are unaffected by exposure to ethylene. Gerbera petals bruise easily and need to be handled gently. Avoid handling the flower by the head. To avoid crooked or bending stems, hydrate in a tall container filled with flower food solution with the flower heads supported. Gerbera is susceptible to stem blockage. Re-cutting the stem ends and changing the flower food solution every 1 to 2 days is recommended. For bent neck use flower food or chlorine based solution to keep stems free flowing. Gerberas are sensitive to fluoridated water. Symptoms show as brown spotting, especially at the ends of the petals. Leave green tube on to offer additional support.

Product Usage

For optimal care of Gerbera, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.

BreedersGrowersBouquet OperationsTransportersWholesalersFloristsEvent Planners & DesignersSupermarkets & Club StoresEcommerce & DropshippersFlower Enthusiasts
Clean & Disinfect
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner 
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner 
FloraLife® Cleaner
FloraLife® Cleaner  
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus   
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant        
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®        
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner        
Hydrate
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100      
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100        
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea          
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100        
FloraLife® Bulb 100
FloraLife® Bulb 100          
FloraLife® Quick Dip
FloraLife® Quick Dip    
Treat
EthylBloc™ Tablet
EthylBloc™ Tablet     
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit    
FloraLife® PRG
FloraLife® PRG 
FloraLife® Charger 100
FloraLife® Charger 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100        
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100          
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA        
Store & Transport
FloraLife® 200
FloraLife® 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200
FloraLife® Clear 200   
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200          
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Express Clear 200
FloraLife® Express Clear 200   
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap   
Feed
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300          
FloraLife Crystal Clear®
FloraLife Crystal Clear®      
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA      
FloraLife® Clear 300
FloraLife® Clear 300      
FloraLife® Express Universal 300
FloraLife® Express Universal 300      
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300      
FloraLife® Flower Food 300
FloraLife® Flower Food 300      
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300          
FloraLife® Special Blend 300
FloraLife® Special Blend 300      
Finish
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory   
FloraLife® ForEver Green
FloraLife® ForEver Green          
FloraLife® HydroSpray
FloraLife® HydroSpray    
FloraLife® LeafShine
FloraLife® LeafShine   
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free   
FloraLife® MaxShine
FloraLife® MaxShine    
Dose
FloraLife® Blend Center
FloraLife® Blend Center 
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector 
Customer Care
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300 Packets          
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets  
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets          
Fresh-Cut Flower Care Kit
Fresh-Cut Flower Care Kit         
FloraLife® Surface Cleaner
FloraLife® Surface Cleaner         
FloraLife® Quick Dip
FloraLife® Quick Dip         
FloraLife® Flower Food
FloraLife® Flower Food         
FloraLife® Finishing Touch Spray
FloraLife® Finishing Touch Spray