Height : 41 cm to 61 cm included Origin : Africa, Asia, Southern America Environment : in partial sun; on well-drained soil Climate : temperate; dry
Notes : Gerberas are bushy plants that are diffused all over the world. They are much appreciated for the decorative shape and colours of their flowers. It was named after German naturalist Traugott Gerber, a friend of Linnaeus. They are easy to grow but require a well-drained soil, since they do not tolerate water stagnation. For this reason, they must be watered with moderation. Gerberas tolerate well winter temperatures as long as they are kept in a dry place. Below the 13°C temperature, they lose all aerial parts (leaves and flowers), to produce them again when Springtime comes.