Gardening

Gerbera


Question: gerbera


good morning, I would like to know why my gerbera, after having just bloomed, does not bloom anymore, it only makes leaves. after flowering it has been transplanted into a little more large vase.

Answer: gerbera


Dear Eugene,
the gerberas are beautiful flowering plants, usually cultivated as annuals, which produce flowers for many months, starting in spring; in fact they are perennial plants, and therefore during the cold months they can be grown in the apartment, to enjoy the flowers again the following year. The reasons why a gerbera does not make flowers are not many, if we exclude diseases and parasites; from what you say, however, it would seem that your gerbera is in full health, and therefore should not be parasites that cause or favor the absence of flowers.
The gerberas, to be able to develop at their best, prefer bright locations, possibly with at least a few hours of direct sunlight; if they are placed in the shade, complete or partial, they tend not to produce buds. If your gerbera has been in the shade for long weeks, try to move it to the sun gradually, or else the foliage will be burned by the excessively intense light. If your gerbera produces only so many leaves, but no flower, it could be a problem due to the fertilizer, if not the fertilizer begins to supply, every 12-15 days, fertilizer for flowering plants, rich in potassium, so as to favor bud production. If you are fertilizing it with an excessively rich nitrogen fertilizer, it changes fertilizer, because the excess of nitrogen in the summer cause a super production of leaves, to the detriment of the flowers. Therefore, if you do not notice pests or diseases of any kind, these are problems due to cultivation, and in venus, the scarcity of flowers is attributable to the few hours of direct sunlight that the plant receives, or to the scarcity of fertilizations for plants by flower.