Cyclamen in the photo Is a riot of colors ranging from snow-white to dark pink. Cyclamen grows well at home if conditions are right for it.
Cyclamen Is a tuberous plant that descended from the Persian cyclamen that grows in the Middle East and in the forests of Turkey. Cyclamen is distinguished by beautiful leaves, which have an uneven color, large and fairly fragrant flowers, grows up to thirty centimeters.
Cyclamen is a very interesting plant, it does not bloom in the summer, on the contrary, in the summer it remains dormant, but in the fall it begins to revive, the leaves grow, buds are released on long peduncles, and the cyclamen in the photo shows all its beauty, which blooms in winter. However, there are Cyclamen species that do not hibernate, leave leaves and even bloom.
Cyclamen loves cool weather, but bright lighting, the best sides of the world in summer for a plant will be west or east, and in winter it is better to rearrange it to the south window. You can not place the plant near the battery or where the merciless sun will fall on it. The plant does not tolerate temperatures below ten degrees and above thirty. Cyclamen is comfortable in humid air, but you cannot spray the plant from a spray bottle, it is better to place the plant pot in a tray where there is wet gravel or near some water source (fountain).
Watering Cyclamen is necessary when the soil is already dry and extremely careful, so that water does not get on the leaves or on the tuber, this can cause rotting of the plant or fungal diseases.
Cyclamen must be fertilized with universal fertilizers, no more than three times a week, during the flowering period (growing season), you cannot overdo it - this will lead to a deterioration in flowering. Withered flowers should be removed regularly, twisting the peduncle completely from the tuber.
During the dormant period, the Cyclamen tuber should be kept in cool soil, periodically watering.