Gerbera are a staple in a florist workshop. They are a flowering perennial plant related to the sunflower and attracts birds, bees and butterflies. Gerberas are actually a type of Daisy (Asteraceae), and are one of the most popular flowers to buy due to their bright color and longevity.
A wonderful and colorful flower to design with, Gerbera can be a focal point or add mass to a floral design. They are phototropic and flower heads may turn to face a strong light.
Types of Gerbera
This affordable, daisy like flowers are commonly used in flower arranging and floristry designs.
Caring for Gerbera
In general, cut stems under water with a sharp knife or scissors. Condition in luke warm water with flower food for a couple of hours or overnight before storage or usage.
Gerberas should be suspended by their heads during the hydration process. This will result in straight stems, and eliminate the need for wiring. Gerberas are sensitive to fluoride. Fluoridated water can cause petal tip burn. If flowers are properly conditioned, bent necks should not occur. Refer to the video on how to condition the Gerbera.
Gerbera are one of the fifth most popular flower in the industry. The size of Germini's are ideal for florist & flower arrangers. They not only exude the same bright cheerfulness as their bigger brothers, but also have a trendy shape and are available in a wide range of colours including pastel hues and vivid and bright colours.