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Plants That Purify: Gerbera Daisy

Want a cheap and beautiful way to improve your home's indoor air quality? Then get some house plants! All plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, but in this process they also filter out toxins and pollutants, too. I'm going to tell you about house plants that are particularly good at purifying the air.

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Originally native to Africa, Asia, and Madagascar, Gerbera daisies can now be found all over the world. A compact plant that come in a variety of colors, Gerbera daisies like indirect or filtered light. You should avoid abnormally warm areas, such as placing them near a heating vent or woodstove. Keep the soil moist and allow the soil surface to dry slightly between waterings.


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BKNYGal BKNYGal 9 years
Linny Linny 9 years
these are my favorite flowers as well. i got a plant as a gift but unfortunately, i killed it.
cutecurls cutecurls 9 years
I agree, my favorite flower !!!
wonderwoman80 wonderwoman80 9 years
These are my fav flowers. They come in the best colors!
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
Casa, I'm a florist by trade, and your advice is spot on! I love these, I wish I had done gerbs for my wedding....
emalove emalove 9 years
Pretty! Although I like regular daisies more!
AsianWatch AsianWatch 9 years
Live flowers are always my best choice, too. However, in terms of purifying air, a company called Green Come True sells silk flowers that purify air by eliminating bacteria and viruses in the air. Using just light. It is coated with special nano-tech coating. I don't know if it actually does what it says to do. High tech item. From Japan, of course. I prefer real live daisies.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Great pic casasugar! i hadn't even tried to grow a flower inside..well except for some african violets I got and killed. I super love Gerbera daisies too...when I worked in a florist they were my favorites to send out.
Home Home 9 years
Hey PartyBarbie, the Gerbera daisy probably won't do too well if it doesn't have any access to outdoor light. But no worries—I'll recommend some good low-light plants in a future post. Also, Freshpink, indoor growing Gerbera Daisies can flower all year round if properly cared for. Just make sure to remove old leaves regularly to prevent fungal infections. If your plant has completely stopped flowering, you may want to plant it outdoors.
kungfubunni kungfubunni 9 years
def my fav flower. we used it at our wedding and everyone loved them. My husband buys me these in dirt and I soemtimes get 3 or 4 blooms out of them. So Freshpink, yes, you can see more than one bloom. love it!
freshpink freshpink 9 years
I like this plant purifying post idea, but what do you do when your daisy flowers die? Do you just trim them and hope they re-bloom later?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
A great flower...
Korsgal Korsgal 9 years
These are my favorite flower. If a guy brings me a daisy, it is way more romantic than a rose.
PartyBarbie PartyBarbie 9 years
Daisies just make my day! I'd like one for my office but don't have a window. Do they like florescent light?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I love these Dasies! So pretty :love:
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