This beautiful flower was founded in 1884 in South Africa by Scotsman Robert Jameson. The flower was not named after him though, instead, it takes its title from the scientific breeder - German botanist and medical doctor Traugott Gerber. Gerbera, the birth flower for April, is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). It is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, but resistant to deer.
Water thoroughly. With Gerberas, care should be taken not to allow the roots to dry out, which can cause the plant to wilt. Water until you see water coming out the bottom and discard any water left in the saucer. Don't water again until the top 1" of soil is dry.
Give your plant some air - allowing good air circulation around the plant will help to prevent the fungus “leaf spot". Separate the plant from others and cut off any affected leaves. Treat with a fungicide made for leaf spot, if necessary.