Advice 1: How to transplant a cyclamen

In July, ends a period of rest from cyclamen. There are new young leaves. This is the most favorable time for transplanting plants. In this case, you can expect the following flowering in November or December.
How to transplant a cyclamen
Before you transplant the cyclamen, carefully remove the remaining leaves from the attachment. Do not use scissors, they can hurt the germination zone, then the plant will not bloom and maybe perish.
Prepare a soil mixture of humus, leaf soil, peat and sand in the ratio 1:3:1:1 or buy in-store special mix for cyclamen.
Be sure to warm the earth in the oven on a metal tray for one hour at a temperature of 80 ° C. This will help to avoid fungal diseases that afflict plants.
Take a pot one size larger than the previous one. Make drainage holes in the bottom. If the pot is too large, undeveloped roots of the earth will sour and the plant may die.
Disinfect the pot before you transplant the cyclamen.
Pour the drain to cover the whole bottom of the pot. As drainage use expanded clay, broken bricks, gravel or a special drainage store-bought.
Shake the flower together with earth from the pot, holding the tuber with clod of earth.
Snap off the ground with shallow roots, without touching the kom with the tuber. Small roots can be cut with scissors.
Backfill with soil mixture to a level of half of the pot. Not utrambovyvaya the ground so that the roots have enough air and space for germination.
Place the top of the tuber with clod of earth. Spread the remaining roots and fill the tuber to half.
Produce abundant watering plants.
Continue to fill soil mixture as long as the tuber will not be covered by two thirds. One-third of the tuber must be free from earth.
Move the flower after transplanting to the loggia or outside in the garden. Let it stay there until the first frost. Don't forget that the plant should be protected from the rain.
A month after the transplant will begin appearing with the young leaves, the first time to feed the plant.

Advice 2 : How to choose flower pot for cyclamen

To room the flowering plants looked in the interior more expressive, they need to find suitable containers. But the flower pot should be not only attractive, but also easy to flower. For example, if you select a pot of cyclamen is necessary to consider some nuances.
How to choose flower pot for cyclamen
You will need
  • is a plant;
  • - the ground;
  • - the pot.
Decide on the material of the pot is suitable for your plants. The basic material for the manufacture of flower pots is clay or plastic. The materials have both advantages and disadvantages. Clay pots with glaze look good, but almost not allow oxygen. Sometimes pottery in addition painted with oil paint, also do not allow the penetration of air inside. Therefore, a clay pot for any plants it is better to consider only as a temporary shelter. Using a homemade plant pots, watch miss any of their material to the roots enough air.
Choose a pot depending on the specific plant. Pots of plastic more practical, cheaper, in addition, they are more lightweight. But because of the ease of the plastic pot turns fragile, more fragile. If the plant is large, it is better to plant it in a sustainable ceramic pot. Plants planted in unglazed pots of clay, watering profusely – due to the porosity of the clay moisture is evaporated there in large numbers. In containers made of plastic, humidity lasts longer, but the result of stagnation of water the roots can be affected by rot.
Inspect the root system of cyclamen. If the roots have overgrown it in width, choose a pot with a larger diameter. For roots grown down, choose a tall pot.
Pick up a pot of cyclamen, depending on what the age of the corms. Large pots for cyclamen – not the best option, they are the plant does not bloom and even rots. To a limited extent cyclamen may bloom earlier, but the bloom turns out weak. Therefore, when a small corm, if the age of the plant a year and a half, the pot will fit with the diameter of 7-8 cm, two - or three-year bulb will fit a pot with a diameter of 14-15 cm
Make sure that the selected container was a good hole with a diameter of about two inches. This will ensure unimpeded flow of water. In a very large size pot holes can be done several.
New ceramic pots can be soaked in water with addition of superphosphate. New ware plastic, just rinse thoroughly with hot water.
Useful advice
Before you plant the cyclamen in a pot, wash the tray, ready for planting. You can just use hot soapy water and brush, clay pots are better warmed in the oven – this will prevent the plants from possible infections.
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