Gerbera L. is a genus of plants in the Asteraceae. It was named in honour of German botanist and medical doctor Traugott Gerber. Gerbera is native to tropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia.
Gerbera Daisy (known as Transvaal daisy, Gerber daisy, African daisy or Barberton daisy – Gerbera jamesonii) from the Asteraceae family are popular indoor and outdoor South African floral plants. Blooms of Gerbera daisies vary in size, ranging from two inches to five inches across. For even greater variety, there are single, double and multiple petal versions of all colors. Gerbera is native to tropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia. Gerbera is very popular and widely used as a decorative garden plant or as cut flowers. Gerbera is also important commercially. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). It is also used as a model organism in studying flower formation.