Apartment plants


Question: Cyclamen

My cyclamen plants, to date, have not yet ceased to flower and have vigorous foliage.
What to do next year to come back to bloom?
Shouldn't they be put to rest?
I cordially greet and thank you.

Cyclamens: Answer: Cyclamen

Dear M. Cristina,
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The Cyclamen belongs to the Primulaceae family and in the genus include 15 perennial herbaceous species suitable for cultivation in pots or in the garden in fertile and sheltered shaded areas.
The flowers are large perfumed and vary in color from white to red-violet in the autumn and winter period.
During flowering it requires good but not direct lighting and frequent supply of water with adequate and regular fertilization.
He does not like to be moved frequently from the place where he is positioned.
The plant has a tuberous, roundish or flattened stem from which small roots branch off in the lower part and in the upper part form leaflets and flowers that must be removed once they have faded (if you do not want to get the seeds).
To encourage flowering in the following year it is advisable to bring the plant in a cold greenhouse or in a container, then when the plant has finished flowering the waterings must be reduced and then suspended for about a month when the plant has also finished producing new leaves (June-July). Then the tubers must be repotted in August (the pot should not be much larger than the previous one) using a substrate suitable for flowering plants, start to water regularly and fertilize with a specific fertilizer. In October the first buds begin to form and the plants that will begin to bloom can be brought into the apartment.
The pots in the summer period must be placed strictly in the shade, in an environment rich in diffused humidity.
The cyclamen propagates by seed, which is formed inside the capsule fruits that form after flowering. The peduncle that bears the "little ball" (fruit) thins and assumes a curved bearing to put the fruit in the condition of being directly in contact with the soil from which the bulbs that will form the plant are obtained