By Growing Gerbera Daisy from Cuttings, you can create many clones of this air-purifying flowering houseplant in no time.
Gerbera daisies are native to South Africa and offer large, vibrant daisy-like blooms in red, pink, purple, orange, off-white, and peach. If you want to enjoy its bloom and save time–try Growing Gerbera Daisy from Cuttings! Here are all the details.
Botanical Name: Gerbera jamesonii
USDA Zone: 8-11
Here is a detailed list of some great indoor plants you can grow from cuttings
Growing Gerbera Daisy from Cuttings
- Take 6-8 inches of cutting from a healthy gerbera daisy plant. Make sure not to cut deeply as it might damage the donor plant severely.
- Remove any flowers or buds from the top of the stem and all the bottom leaves as well.
- Dip the cut end of gerbera cutting into a rooting hormone and plant that into a pot filled with quality potting mix.
- Lightly mist the soil and cover the cutting with a plastic bag.
- Mist every day to maintain the moisture.
- Place the container where it can get bright and indirect light and warmth.
- Gently lift the cutting from the pot after 10-14 days. If it resists, it’s an indication that it has formed roots, and you can now plant it in an individual container.
Propagation from Seeds
Though growing gerbera daisies from seeds might not be as quick as cuttings, it is also one of the preferred ways:
- The seeds can be grown in individual containers or seed trays.
- Fill them up with equal parts of vermiculite, perlite, and sphagnum moss.
- Place one or two seeds in the center of the container or seed tray and cover well with soil.
- Envelop the container/seed tray with a plastic bag and locate them in an area where it receives moderate sunlight.
- The seeds will germinate in 8-15 days.