Transplant is necessary for each indoor flower, because over time, the soil in the pot is depleted, the stock of nutrients has been reduced, and the structure is deteriorating. For cyclamen this procedure is done by complete replacement of the soil, with simultaneous purification of the root system from decaying and dead roots.
Transplantation is always done after the purchase of the flower. In order to determine whether the purchased flower transplanting, remove it from the pot. If the soil ball is completely braided with the roots, and the substrate is almost not visible, just required a transplant. The flower in this state will not be able when watering or fertilizing to get the required amounts of essential trace elements, and most likely will die. If the flower is covered in unopened buds and flowers, then transplant it is better to postpone for a later time.
The transplant process begins with the selection and preparation of pot. Its size depends on the age of the plant. So, for annual cyclamen need a pot with a diameter of 8 cm, and for the three-year plant – 15 cm Pot should not be too large, the distance from its edge to tuber plants should not exceed 3 cm. otherwise, the soil will become stale and sour water. If you intend to use the capacity that is used, it should be disinfected.
Before landing at the bottom of the pot need to make holes. Then filled the drainage of pebbles or expanded clay. All this will prevent the flower from waterlogging.
The composition of the earthen mix cyclamen should contain peat, humus, sand and leaf soil in the proportions 1:1:1:3 to plant better rooted, add in the ground vermiculite and vermion. You can buy ready ground in any flower shop.
To prevent fungal diseases that affect cyclamen, the soil needs to be heated in the oven for one hour at 90 degrees, or at least shed a hot solution of potassium permanganate.
Before planting the tuber of cyclamen, in the bottom of the tank with a thick layer of drainage soil poured about half the height of the pot. Compacted substrate is not necessary.
The plants were then carefully pull out the old dishes and moved to the new. It is desirable to remove all the old damaged leaves. Holding the flower on the weight, gently spread the roots and cover them with earth. Make sure that the flower was placed right at the center of the vessel, and half of the tuber above the ground.
After the transplant the cyclamen should be watered. Allow the moisture to soak in and pour again, and then backfill a bit of soil, making sure that part of the bulb remains above the surface of the earth.
Now the plant can be moved to a cool, bright place away from direct sunlight. In the first month, the plant needs watering is rare, and when it is fully accustomed, it is possible to feed.