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#1 User is offline   luckyboy 

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 11:03 PM

Hi Guys

I think its something to do with the heat followed by rain but my gerberas are blooming. Enjoy!

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Sean
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 02:13 PM

Nice flowers. I just bought a pack of gerbera seeds from europe. going to try and plant them and see how. keeping fingers crossed.
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 02:14 PM

Nice flowers. I just bought a pack of gerbera seeds from europe. going to try and plant them and see how. keeping fingers crossed.
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 04:47 PM

Hi luckyboy,

Your gerberas are lovely!! :wub:/>

I'm not so lucky...bought 2 lovely pots back, but all flowers have wilted now!! :wacko:/>

However, my leaves are still green though :o/> Think can they be saved?
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 10:53 PM

View PostDriann, on Jul 2 2007, 04:47 PM, said:

Hi luckyboy,

Your gerberas are lovely!! :wub:/>

I'm not so lucky...bought 2 lovely pots back, but all flowers have wilted now!! :wacko:/>

However, my leaves are still green though :o/> Think can they be saved?


Hi Driann

Seems like your plants will survive. The flowers do wilt after awhile so no need to worry about it. You just have to ensure that your plants get enough humidity as the number cause of these plants dying are spider-mite attacks. Just make sure that you drench both sides of the leaves as spider-mites only breed in dry environments. Do also feed your plants with balanced fert to ensure nice leaves and beautiful flowers.

Cheers
Sean
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:14 AM

Oh thanks heaps! :notworthy:/>

Ok, will keep my fingers crossed... will let you noe if dey ever flower again..
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 11:08 AM

Shucks :(/> , not much luck..leaves greener than ever, got rid of any pests, but still no flowers!!

What else should I do?



View PostDriann, on Jul 5 2007, 11:14 AM, said:

Oh thanks heaps! :notworthy:/>

Ok, will keep my fingers crossed... will let you noe if dey ever flower again..

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 02:14 PM

What kind of fertiliser are you feeding the plants?

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 11:38 AM

Actually I'm clueless abt fertilisers,but I did give them liquid lifeblood. :blush:/>
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:19 PM

View PostDriann, on Aug 3 2007, 11:38 AM, said:

Actually I'm clueless abt fertilisers,but I did give them liquid lifeblood. :blush:/>


You should look for fertilisers that are high in the N and K component.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 12:07 AM

Do I mist the leaves with water, or white oil? To prevent spider mites.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:53 AM

View Postdearclover, on Aug 2 2008, 12:07 AM, said:

Do I mist the leaves with water, or white oil? To prevent spider mites.


Hi Clover,

just mist thoroughly with water daily can liao. I nv had prob with spider mites but then the last wan died of root rot (been "soaking" them in water bath :hitmyself:/> ). Just got myself another pot of pink flowers gerbera today. Hope that I can get this to grow healthy under me. :)/>


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Posted 16 August 2008 - 05:53 PM

I'm kind of confused about gerbera. All the shops say it's indoor plant. Yet I have neighbours planting them outside - a bunch under a palm (not really shady) and another bunch in wide open space (along with some really pretty sunflowers). At least I think they are gerberas cos of the bright and intense pink and orange colours. Advice? I'd love to have them in my garden.
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:05 AM

Fluffy,

Gerberas not indoor plants. They need a lot of light to grow one. Best if they got strong sun to grow.

They very thristy one and need to water a lot to prevent them from going soft.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:55 AM

Hey Fluffymutt

to have the same misconception abt the light also. The love the sunlight and water. Remember to mist them thoroughly or the red spidermite will come visiting. :lol:/>

Grow them outdoors definately add colours to ur garden! U can take a look at this article by wilson

http://www.greencult...5/feature3a.htm


Watch out for the soil. They need really well draining soil. My earlier wan died due to root rot.. :ranting2:/> I shd have been more careful...


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Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:34 PM

Ehh....thanks for the advice. Now I'm tempted to run out and get a pot but I know the maid will neglect to mist it. My bamboo almost died this weekend because she didn't water it (but she always denies such accusations). I'm still worried about the sun tho cos my garden is ridiculously hot with afternoon sun...
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:21 AM

View Postfluffymutt, on Aug 18 2008, 01:34 PM, said:

Ehh....thanks for the advice. Now I'm tempted to run out and get a pot but I know the maid will neglect to mist it. My bamboo almost died this weekend because she didn't water it (but she always denies such accusations). I'm still worried about the sun tho cos my garden is ridiculously hot with afternoon sun...



Hee... get a big bottle of the misting thingy (wat's the actual name?) where u incorporate air to build up the pressure then u spray. Ha! like easier on the fingers! Use shade cloth?

WF they all use the water hose and spray water over all their plants! i tink tat shd do fine also the trick ts the leaves cannot be dry. :lol:/>



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Posted 27 August 2008 - 05:04 PM

Hi,

I am new in this forum. I bought a pot of Gerbera few months ago. There are new flowers blooming now and then. Have been feeding them Phostrogen fertiliser and noticed that the leaves are very healthy now.
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