Flower Care

Gerbera Daisy

  • Remove plastic protective cups from the flower

  • While holding the stems under water in a sink or under running water, cut about one inch off each stem with a sharp knife or shears. DO NOT let the newly cut end dry off before transferring it back to your arrangement or other container.

  • Water to which a good floral preservative has been added is the best solution in which to arrange fresh cut daisies. Using it as recommended will provide additional days of vase life. Avoid using water from a water softener.

  • Immediately after the stems are cut, place your daisies in a deep vase of warm preservative solution (about 100 degrees F). If possible leave them in a cool dark room or refrigerator to 'condition' for 2 or 3 hours after arranging.

  • Temperature is key to the lifespan of flowers. Display your fresh cut gerbera daisy arrangements in a cool area out of direct sunlight and drafts.

  • Daisies are thirsty flowers. It is important to check to see that the vase is full and add preservative solution often. Be sure foam materials are completely saturated and the container is full daily.

  • Gerbera stems are highly susceptible to bacteria blockage. This may cause the head to droop over. Use clean water and replenish preservatives every 1-2 days.