Top Questions About Gerbera Daisy Plants

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Questions About Gerbera Daisy Plants

Asked by
llacaskey on
June 14, 2011

Q. Is It Ok to Have Ants Living in My Daisies?

Ants made a home in my gerber daisies. . . is this ok, or should I do something to get rid of them?

Answered by
Heather on
June 18, 2011
Certified Expert
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For the most part, ants will not hurt the plant, but if you see the ants going on the plant, this may be a sign that there are aphids (ants milk aphids like humans do cows) and the aphids can hurt the plant.

Also, sometimes the ants are of the biting variety. If this is the case, it is best to get rid of them as they will hurt you trying to defect their home.

The easiest way to get rid of them is to submerge the pot the plant is in, in water for about an hour or so.

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Asked by
llacaskey on
November 9, 2011

Q. Why Is My Gerber Daisy Sticky and Have Tiny Seed/Egg-Like Things on It?

I’m in Wisconsin, so I usually bring my potted Gerber daisy inside for the winter. This year I put it in the window where it still got very warm and sunny when it was cool outside. When I went to water it, I noticed that the leaves had gotten very sticky and there are little tiny seed or egg-like things all over the top and bottoms of the leaves and flowers. It doesn’t look like anything is eating at it and the leaves are very green and healthy looking. Is this the plant’s way of dropping little seeds from the flowers or are they bugs that found somewhere to lay eggs? How can iget rid of them?

Answered by
Heather on
November 9, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

It sounds like you have aphids. This pest appear as small round objects and they secrete a substance called honeydew, which makes the plant sticky and appear to be dripping sap. This article should help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

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Asked by
enadams on
July 11, 2012

Q. help with gerber daisies

What is going on when the leaves on Gerber daisies are being cut off at the ground? I do not see anything at all on them or on the ground. What do I need to do to get rid of the problem? I can turn my back and the leaves to the daisies are then being cut off.

Answered by
Nikki on
July 11, 2012
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You can try neem oil. It's effective against most insect pests. The problem sounds like cutworms, so this article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-cutworms.htm

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Asked by
westboroughsandy on
September 2, 2012

Q. Am I able to grow Gerbera Daisies in MA

Am I able to grow gerbera daisies in MA?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 3, 2012
Certified Expert
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In your zone, these plants are best grown in pots.

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Asked by
Ms. Dazy on
October 12, 2012

Q. Can I Dig Up My Gerbera Daisy for Winter?

I live in the mid-west and want to keep the daisies through the winter for spring planting next year. How do I care for it during the storage time?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 15, 2012
Certified Expert
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You can either cover the plants with a good layer of mulch and leave them in the ground over winter or pot them up and keep them in a sheltered location (like a shed outdoors or in the home where it can go dormant). Only water once monthly during dormancy indoors. When the plants begin to regrow in spring, remove the mulch or take the pots back outside.

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Asked by
ramya1248 on
November 5, 2012

Q. How to Protect Gerbera Daisy Plant From Whiteflies

Whiteflies are destroying plant a lot. Can you help me to get rid of whiteflies?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 6, 2012
Certified Expert
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You can treat the plant with neem oil, which is effective on many types of insect pests and is safe to use. This article has more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
jurgahaamu on
June 3, 2013

Q. How to Grow Gerbera?

I am growing gerbera at home. I have it for about a week. Every time when I put it on windowsill it starts to wilt but there is written that these flowers like sun and warmth. All blossoms wilted also before blooming. What to do?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
June 3, 2013
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Hopefully information in the following links will help: https://www.ehow.com/how_5852405_care-indoor-gerber-daisy.html

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/houseplt/msg0820050023450.html

Gerbera Daisies should be considered as a short-term plant. They respond well under bright light, with limited full sunlight exposure. . Susceptible to thrips and mites.

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