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DESIGNING A BEAUTIFUL SUCCULENT PLANTER - TIPS & TECHNIQUES WITH HITOMI ...

Christina Burton-Fox AIFDfloral artist & instructor

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Floral Tip of the week from Florists Review Magazine

April 7, 2014

Tips for Gerbera care

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Sunny Gerberas are a spring and summer favorite for consumers, but bent stems lead to disappointment. American Floral Endowment (AFE) funded researchers at the University of Florida offer the following tips to avoid such bending.




  • Avoid storing Gerberas, and never store them in boxes.
  • Unpack Gerberas immediately, cut stems, and place into freshly made hydration solution, preferably one formulated for Gerberas.
  • Support the stems during hydration, and don’t let stems touch the bottom of the container. You can cover your buckets with chicken wire and suspend the Gerberas through this grid for the necessary support.
  • Keep the flowers hydrating or displayed at 42 F for no more than two days.
  • Give customers flower food packets and educate them on the importance of using the food.

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