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Cyclamen care information and tips for your pot and garden

Cyclamen care information and tips for your pot and garden

Perennial low-growing bulbous and beside Flowers of particular ornamental value is the impressive dark green and mostly bicolored foliage cyclamen in the shape of a heart.
Cyclamen ranges in height from 10-30 cm, depending on the variety, and is equally beautiful planted in flower beds to form a low border, etc., as well as in planters alone or in combination with other greenery or autumn flowering species.
In addition to the cultivable species, the wild cyclamen are also very impressive, coloring the landscape and forests from the end of September.


Floor: For cyclamen, use an enriched outdoor topsoil with good drainage. For grow in a potput a layer of gravel in front of the bottom to properly absorb and drain the irrigation water.

Location: It is one of those plants that love moisture and thrive shady or semi-shady places, while one of the most ideal places for planting cyclamen are the spots – flower beds under trees. The intense and especially the midday sun causes a gradual withering of the cyclamen, which is particularly resistant to low temperatures but not to heat.
For a short time it can be kept indoors, but in a cool environment away from windows with blazing sun and radiators.

Irrigation: She needs enough moisture, but not with large amounts of water, while between waterings the soil should be almost completely dry so that the roots do not rot.
Water 2-3 times a week in autumn, of course depending on the prevailing climatic conditions, whether the plants are exposed to rainwater, etc.
When watering, avoid wetting the leaves so that moisture does not cause disease.

Fertilization: A common fertilizer in granules every 15-20 days for plants in garden beds or in liquid Form for container plants, throughout autumn, significantly enhances the flowering of cyclamen.

Clipping: Cyclamen require no special pruning other than removing yellow leaves and dried flowers.
After flowering, remove all the flowers and place the plant in a shady and cool place, without watering, until it “awakes” again the following autumn.
If you wish, after flowering has ended, you can prune the whole plant and remove the bulbs from the ground. Keep them in a shady spot and transplant them into the garden or into pots in spring.

bloom propagation
Kylamino flowers from late September to mid-January. It is propagated by seeds or by dividing the bulbs in mid-spring.
From the end of the summer you will find both flower bulbs and ready-made cyclamen plants in a wide variety of colors in the nurseries.