Cyclamen is a tender, elegant and, at the same time, very gorgeous flower. When you see it in a store, it’s very hard and almost impossible to stand the desire to buy it. However just like a very beautiful lady, cyclamen is a bit capricious and requires good care in order to remain attractive and healthy. If you are a caring gardener, this flower will keep lasting year after year and will bring you many pleasant moments. Cyclamen may be grown in a pot as well outdoor as indoor.
Cyclamen is a bit capricious and requires good care in order to remain attractive and healthy.
As cyclamen naturally grows in Mediterranean climate, it got used to mild winters and dry summers. During the summer it usually naps in order to survive dry conditions. If the summer is on the way, and you notice that your flower’s leaves are turning yellow, your cyclamen might be preparing for dormancy. There is nothing to worry about. Let the flower some rest and don’t touch its dying leaves. Cyclamen’s tuber will absorb all nutrients from them during dormant period.
Many gardeners value this flower for its unusual up-swept petals, being of such a wide range of vibrant colors. Just like butterflies they may be white, purple, pink, red, or magenta. Their shape may be simple or fringed. What a delight to the eyes!
For many centuries cyclamen is used in decoration. According to a legend, even King Solomon’s crown was beautifully decorated with cyclamen blossoms. If you want to add some charm to your house or garden by growing cyclamen, the best choice is to use for this purpose the DECO’ TWIN pot by Santino, as it meets all the needs of the plant.
DECO’ TWIN pot by Santino
is two-in-one pot which contains three parts:
● the outer pot, which is a reservoir for storing water used for subsequent automatic watering of plants;
● the inner pot, which is a container for the plants placed in it;
● the cartridge, which is a unique product perfectly adjusting the level of moisture.
Also it has a bottom plug for indoor and outdoor use.
DECO’ TWIN by Santino is:
● SELF-WATERING WICK SYSTEM WITH CLEAR VIEW WINDOW and DRAINAGE CARTRIDGE. The best solution for water loving plants and moist roots for over 4 weeks
● TIME SAVING/HASSLE FREE. The best solution for those who are busy
● FAST GROWTH. Our system enables optimal air circulation in the roots
● UNIQUE LACQUER PLASTIC POT. Durable UV stable planter great for indoor outdoor use
Made of plastic, Santino pots are strong, durable and reusable, year after year. All self-watering planters include a large built-in reservoir which draws water to the roots for up to 4 weeks and prevents them from rotting by allowing an easy oxygen circulation. Santino pots are great for an outdoor garden, balcony, indoor decoration, greening projects etc.
Remove plastic wrap from cartridge. Install the cartridge into the inner pot. It will help to keep the soil perfectly moisturized.
Pour the first layer of soil (into inner pot). The best potting mix for cyclamen is the one that drains well.
Place the plant directly into the flower pot and fill the remaining space with soil.
Slightly compress. Don’t be too hard, as your plant needs the air, contained in the soil.
Add more soil, because it will settle within 2-3 weeks by 5-10%. This happens, because the soil loses some air, when you water it.
Water the plant well directly into the soil. Avoid pouring water on the leaves and stems if you don’t want to see them rotting.
Keep an eye on your plant – the water-level window will help you to understand, when it is time to water your plant.
During the summer, when your cyclamen is in a dormant state, let it have some rest in a shadowy cool place. When this period is over, move the plant to a place, where it’ll receive enough bright, indirect light.
Cyclamen prefers bright places with indirect light.
Cyclamen is native to the European region with some species coming from Somalia and Iran. Some of the species are frost-hardy and can tolerate temperatures down to −30°C. Others are frost-tender. Nevertheless, extreme differences between day and night temperatures may result in slow dying of your plant. Same relates to very high temperatures. In fact, the best climate for cyclamen is mildly cool and humid. In this environment cyclamen blossoms at its best. To be more exact on which temperatures are the most appropriate for your cyclamen specie, check the label of the flower, when you buy it.
The best climate for cyclamen is mildly cool and humid.
Both over and under watering are harmful for cyclamen. Proper watering of this flower means that the water pours only on the soil without touching leaves or stems. Otherwise, leaves and stems will rot. When the soil in the pot is dry to the touch, it’s time to water cyclamen. But don’t let the soil to be dry for too long, as it will lead to droopy leaves and flowers of your plant. Once in a while you may also spray the water over your flower. It’ll be thankful, as it enjoys increased air humidity. Increasing air humidity will also help to protect cyclamen from two-spotted spider mites, which are harmful for this flower.
Both over and under watering are harmful for cyclamen.
Cyclamen may be given fertilizer once in a month. Don’t over fertilize this plant, as it will lead to lush foliage, but the blooms won’t multiply. If you notice yellowing leaves, it can be a sign that your flower needs a complete fertilizer containing iron. For profuse blossoming gardeners advise to feed the plant with nutrient high in phosphorus. This nutrient should be given at the beginning of winter season, when blooms start to develop. Once a year you may feed cyclamen with an acid fertilizer, because this flower enjoys slightly acidic soil.
Cyclamen is considered to be a flower of deep and pure love.
If you want to express sincere love and tenderness to someone in the language of flowers, give this person a cyclamen.