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Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:53 PM

Anyone tried before? Any success?
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:20 PM

View Posttropicana, on Sep 4 2009, 12:53 PM, said:

Anyone tried before? Any success?

the easiest way to propagate gerbera is to divide the crown.
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 05:45 PM

View Postshamrock, on Sep 4 2009, 08:20 PM, said:

the easiest way to propagate gerbera is to divide the crown.


Can you tell me how to do that?
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:09 PM

Also what is the soil condition if planted into ground?
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:04 PM

lift the whole clump of gerberas - normally i wait till i have about 8 plants or so in a clump before i separate them. you will feel a solid mass of roots beneath. loosen the soil. separate the clump of plants with a blade or cutter into 4 or more parts making sure each separate part of 1-2 plants has roots.

plant in well drained soil. keep in light shade until it's established, then move to full sun.
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:36 PM

Thanks Shamrock
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:42 PM

having said that, dnn, the local plant nurseries love to plant them in heavy clay which i feel is horrid. it's a wonder they grow in that heavy solid mass of sticky yellow clay ... i discard that soil as soon as i can.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:53 PM

View Postshamrock, on Sep 7 2009, 08:42 PM, said:

having said that, dnn, the local plant nurseries love to plant them in heavy clay which i feel is horrid. it's a wonder they grow in that heavy solid mass of sticky yellow clay ... i discard that soil as soon as i can.

Yes, with the soil that comes with the plant they cannot survive the 2nd or 3rd round of flowering. I tried repotting them in orchid pots and change soil and plunge into ground but did not work as the soil in ground can get wet. Now have to think of a way to drain water around the Gerbera to drain so the roots will not get wet or build a mound and plant them on the mound.
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:05 PM

View Postshamrock, on Sep 7 2009, 08:04 PM, said:

lift the whole clump of gerberas - normally i wait till i have about 8 plants or so in a clump before i separate them.


Hi, what do you mean here by plants?

Sorry newbie question.
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:40 PM

View Posttropicana, on Sep 7 2009, 10:05 PM, said:

Hi, what do you mean here by plants?

Sorry newbie question.


perhaps these would make it clearer ...

a single plant here: http://www.ssec.wisc...lyr/gerbera.gif

a clump of multiple plants that needs to be divided: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0qoeGcQOr7E/SWpY...4E/s400/009.JPG

hope this helps.
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:20 PM

Thank you. :)/>
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:33 PM

Can a gerbera be planted on the ground? esp in hot and humid Singapore weather? Or is it a pot-plant?
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 09:32 AM

I think they should do well planted into the ground. Just be careful not to let the soil totally dry up in the hot sun when you first plant it. When the roots are established, then the plant can reach water that's deeper in the ground.
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:44 AM

When i was dividing my daisy i found silvery white powder like stuff sticking to all the roots. Any idea what pest those are?
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