Cut flowers

Gerberas

A strong start

Gerberas will thrive for multiple seasons if treated right. As with any crop, it’s very important to give young plants a strong start. Gerberas are normally propagated from tissue culture. The sensitive material is rooted in agar before being transplanted into a product like our Jiffy Preforma Plugs.

The next step

The seedlings can now be propagated in Jiffy Pots. Gerberas destined for the cut-flower sector are then transplanted once more. The final containers should measure about three liters in moderate climates, and five liters in semi-arid conditions. At this point, the plants require relatively coarse growing media.

Protection from sugar rot

The coarse structure is key for the initial development of the taproot. The better the taproot grows, the more resilient the plant. Jiffy offers the perfect coir husk chips for gerberas. This growing medium will also help to protect your crop from sugar rot, so that you can bring more flowers to market.

Jiffy’s best fitting solutions for growing Gerbera

Peat-free solution

The Jiffy Growbag has unbeatable rooting characteristics. Made of 100% RHP Foundation Certified coco substrates our bags fit every crop. Together with our coco growblocks they deliver a sustainable all-in-one high yield solution.

All-in-one high yield solution

The Jiffy Growblock is the number one choice for all cut-flower and vegetable growers using hydroponic systems, greenhouses or other nursery applications. And thanks to air-pruning, better temperature control, and versatility, Jiffy Growblocks create healthier, stronger plants.

Fast germination

Jiffy Pellets are an open-wall, net container and medium all in one. It is easy to work with, economical to ship. They are available as bulk pellets for loading yourself, but also pre-loaded into global tray standards or on a poly-roll. Available in Peat, Coco and mix substrates.