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Gerbera daisies are bright, cheerful flowers that belong to the same family as marigolds and zinnias. The gerbera daisy or Gerbera jamesonii originally came from South Africa, but today, this circular bloom is available in many parts of the world. These perky, floral mood-lifters grow nicely in a sunny flowerbed and display well as cut flowers. Gerberas produce red, pink, yellow, white or orange blooms. Enjoy more blooms by coaxing these perennial flowers to produce more frequently. Step 1 Plant your daisies in potting soil that is 50 percent peat. The remainder of the soil should be any combination of sand, clay and vermiculite. Step 2 Add dolomitic limestone to the soil so that your soil’s pH level reaches 5.8 to 6.0. Avoid allowing the pH to rise above 6.2. Step 3 Fertilize your daisies after the plant has ample root growth. For potted plants, the roots should reach the bottom and sides of the pot. Mix 15-16-17 liquid fertilizer with water, according to the directions on the package. Step 4 Keep your daisies at the ideal growing temperature between 68 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures that are too high or too low while retard the growth of the flowers. Step 5 Clip away dead daisies below the stem nodule. This will encourage new growth.

    Ingredients

  • Peat
  • Coarse sand
  • Clay
  • Vermiculite
  • Dolomitic limestone
  • pH testing kit
  • 15-16-17 liquid fertilizer
  • Shears

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