How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Gerbera daisy, Barberton daisy, Transvaal daisy—Gerbera jamesonii
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Plant Identification

Gerberas are perennial plants but are often treated as annuals.  Flowers can bloom at any time of the year and are usually red, orange, yellow, or cream-colored and sit upon a thin stem.  Leaves are clumped together, long, and lobed.

Optimum conditions for growth

Gerberas need regular deep water and do best in rich, well-drained soil.  They should be fertilized monthly during the bloom period.  Plants can do well in full sun, but in very hot climates, gerberas need partial shade.

Red blossom and leaves
Red blossom and leaves

Pests and disorders of Gerbera jamesonii



Environmental disorders



Blossoms of Gerbera daisy
Blossoms of Gerbera daisy

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