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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Gerbera - Transvaal Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Germini


Floral art demonstration design with Gerbera and twigs.

Common name

Transvaal Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Germini


South Africa


Small germini or mini daisies are about 6cm in diameter and larger gerberas are between 12 and 16cm in diameter. Also available in either single or double varieties.


red, pink, orange, white, cream, brown, purple, lilac, and bi-coloured with black, yellow or green eyes.

Vase life

Two to three weeks depending on the variety and conditioning




Beautiful flower to use when you want to make a colourful statement.


Support the long stems and avoid handling the flower stems to prevent damage. Gerberas are very sensitive to bacterial growth. Take extra care to arrange the flowers in shallow, clean water and vases to avoid bacterial growth. Replace the water often and rinse the stems. Give the stems a fresh cut. Condition in fresh water with dissolved flower food.

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