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Table 2 Effect of growing substrates on plant height, number of leaves per plant, leaf area and number of roots of Gerbera jamesonii

From: Agricultural waste as growing media component for the growth and flowering of Gerbera jamesonii cv. hybrid mix

Treatments Plant height (cm) Number of leaves per plant Leaf area (cm2) Number of roots
T0 7.31 ± 0.81f 3.30 ± 0.88d 14.81 ± 2.06f 2.70 ± 0.45f
T1 7.86 ± 1.36e 4.09 ± 0.34c 39.24 ± 1.79a 3.66 ± 0.41e
T2 10.25 ± 0.75a 4.15 ± 0.40c 33.44 ± 1.69c 4.45 ± 0.20c
T3 9.54 ± 1.04b 4.45 ± 0.70a 30.75 ± 2.00e 4.07 ± 0.04d
T4 8.44 ± 0.94d 4.11 ± 0.36c 32.24 ± 1.49d 5.79 ± 0.03b
T5 8.82 ± 1.32c 4.30 ± 0.75b 38.58 ± 2.08b 6.70 ± 0.57a
F value 1436** 104** 26,562** 512**
p value 3.16 × 10−16 1.23 × 10−11 7.97 × 10−24 2.13 × 10−13
  1. NS non significant, ±SE
  2. * Significant (P < 0.05)
  3. ** Highly significant (P < 0.01)
  4. Letters (a–f) exhibit significant difference among means at P < 0.05