A strong start
Gerberas will thrive for multiple seasons if treated right, and in the right growing media. 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.