cyclamen (dryakva) / cyclamen
It belongs to the primrose family. Homeland - Iran and the Eastern Mediterranean.
General description : Cyclamen is a very popular tuberous flowering and leafy plant. It is compact, has heart-shaped leaves in silvery-green patterns, very beautiful flowers with petals bent back on long peduncles. However, cyclamen is quite a demanding plant, it is better to purchase it in the fall, with good care, it will begin to bloom in autumn and winter. Later flowering plant is cut and placed until mid-summer in a cool room. Then put the pot with cyclamen in a shaded room in a fresh atmosphere until sprouts appear.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Cyclamen:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : During the flowering period, uniform abundant watering by immersion in soft water. Later flowering and pruning watering gradually reduce. During the period of inactivity do not water at all. Watering begins in mid-summer.
Humidity : Loves high humidity, but does not like spraying. It is better to spray the atmosphere around the plant and arrange containers with water.
Humidity is similarly maintained by placing the pots on a tray with pebbles or expanded clay, which is constantly wetted.
Temperature condition : Optimum 12-15 ° С, minimum 10 ° С, maximum 17 ° С.
Soil : Drainage is required. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mash: 1 share leaf, 1 share of humus, 1 share of sod land and 1 elements of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in two weeks fertilizer for flowering plants.
Breeding : Seeds with soil heating in late summer and crushing of the tuber.
Transplant : When the first shoots of late summer appear, the tubers are transplanted into fresh ground. Tuber is forced to be recessed into the ground only half. Later transplanting watering is limited, you need shading.
Pests : It is affected by cyclamen mites (it appears when there is excessive humidity, it looks like a layer of dust particles on the lower surface of the leaf) and thrips (grayish dots appear on the leaves).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
cyclamen (dryakva) - cyclamen