Although growing gerberas can be a little tough, it is not an impossible task. There are a variety of techniques you can choose from. The fresh soft stem from underneath the plant can be cut and taken for plantation. Apart from this, tissue culture plants bought from the nurseries can also be taken for breeding. It is advisable to choose plants with big leaves for stem cuttings. The pot used for planting gerberas should be given special attention. Pots with an adequate number of drainage holes must be chosen. The size of the pot should be at least 7 inches. Pieces of bronze must be spread at the bottom, to about one fourth of the pot. These pieces will help to reduce excess water content and unwanted moisture in the pot. The gerberas are plants that grow in hot and arid climates, and excess water will lead to root decay.
The soil for the gerberas should always be kept moist, but not wet. While making the pot mixture, the bottom of the pot is filled with loose soil. Earthworms and coco peat can be used to improve the soil fertilit. When planting, make sure only the root is covered by the soil. The crown of the plant, including the leaves, must be seen well above the soil. This will not only prevent plant decay, but will also ensure that the plant gets adequate sunlight. It is recommended to change mixture in the pot once every 2 years. Taking stem cuttings during this procedure is always a good idea.
Gerbera can also be grown from seeds. Proper and intense care is required in this method. Seeds must be dried before sowing them in a compost pot. This vessel must be covered with plastic a sheet. Make sure the seeds are not covered in soil, as they need light to germinate. The plastic sheet must have holes in them to allow sunlight to pass through it. Once the seeds have sprouted, the plastic sheet can be removed. Then these saplings are shifted to another pot or vessel.