If you love flowers all year round, you can't help but grow cyclamen, rustic garden plants. In this regard, let's see how to grow cyclamen following our directions.
How to grow cyclamen, useful information
- The bulbs should be planted in capacious pots: not too small but not huge, they should also be buried at a depth of 3-5 cm, leaving a space of 8-15 cm between them.
- At the bottom of the base of the pot, clay material should be placed to allow the earth to better drain the water
- Cyclamen should be placed in an area that is not too sunny and dry: they do not like direct sunlight
- The soil must always be kept moist: watering will need to be adjusted according to the climatic conditions. In order not to make a mistake, it is advisable to put water in the saucer, so the plant will draw from the reserves when it is thirsty
- To keep cyclamen alive in the summer, the flowers must be allowed to fall naturally: this happens around mid-June
- In autumn, cyclamen should be transplanted into a pot with fresh earth with a clay base and placed in a bright area
- In winter, be careful of frosts and cold winds: those who live in temperate areas can leave the cyclamen on the terrace for the whole winter
- Dry leaves or damaged petals must be eliminated immediately: you will give the plant the opportunity to recover quickly and without serious consequences
- Throughout the winter, the cyclamen must be watered every day, without creating stagnation in the ground
- Cyclamen must be fertilized once a month: during the flowering period it will be useful to apply fertilizer at least twice a month
- Since they like to stay away from direct exposure to the sun, it is advisable to mulch in the summer months to keep the soil cool and moist
- In case of attack by aphids it will be necessary to apply a specific pesticide.