What do you do with a Gerbera Daisy after it quits blooming?

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Gerbera daisy comes in and out of bloom when grown in the garden. However, if grown indoors it will often not rebloom. If your daisy is indoors and not growing, you may just want to toss it. Outdoors, be patient and it will come back again. Just be sure to keep these plants slightly moist. In some places, such as Illinois, these plants are annuals and will not tolerate outdoor conditions after frost hits.

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Anonymous
January 15, 2019
My Gerbera keeps trying to bloom, creating short flowers but the foliage is so large & dense the flowers never grow tall enough to show. What should I do about it? BHG Editors daisyhendrickh, although there are cultivars (cultivated varieties) of Gerbera that do have shorter stems, it sounds like perhaps yours isn’t getting enough sun/artificial light judging by the larger leaves. If it is receiving ample light, I would suggest a bi-monthly fertilizer high in phosphorus and lower in nitrogen. These are often labeled as “bloom boosters” and can be found at most retail garden stores. Too much nitrogen will trigger the growth of larger leaves while too little phosphorus will not allow for a healthy or extended bloom cycle.
Anonymous
January 15, 2019
My Gerbers had blooms on them when I planted. The blood died and haven't bloomed since. What fertilize should I use and can I water them too much. The plants are pretty green and healthy. BHG Editors air1stream69, if your plant is still green and healthy, you might want to first make sure that it is in the right location. Gerbera daisies will bloom on and off throughout the year indoors. Be sure to give them lots of light to do so and maintain use of a high phosphorus fertilizer (the middle letter/number in N-P-K). To make it easy, these fertilizers are often labeled as “bloom boosters” or something similar. When flowers begin to shrivel, you can cut it back down to the base of the petiole (stem).
Anonymous
January 15, 2019
My mom puts her Gerber daisy on the basement every year during cold months. Waters it sometimes and gets it back out in the spring. It blooms beautifully and she has been doing this with the same daisy for 6 years. BHG Editors teriwileman58, sounds like your mom has growing these daisies down! As long as they aren’t allowed to dry out completely and remain somewhat damp, they can be forced into a sort of dormancy depending on the species or hybrid.