Gerbera is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the daisy family (Asteraceae), native to tropical Asia and Africa. These perennials bear a large capitulum with ray florets in various colours. The flower head is actually a huge cluster of hundreds of tinier flowers making the flower head we used to know. Gerberas are beautiful indoor plants and one of the most popular cut flowers. Their large size and bright colours make them extremely attractive.
Meaning: The genus name was given in honour of German botanist and medical doctor Traugott Gerber (1710-1743).
Symbolism: Gerberas symbolize innocence, purity, cheerfulness and beauty.