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How to transplant cyclamen so as not to damage it?


This flower, for all its delicacy, has become very popular with indoor plant lovers. But in order not to bring the fragile plant to the point with your leaving, you need to know how to water it correctly, feed it, where to place it. And for starters - how to transplant cyclamen without damaging its root system and enhancing vital energy.

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  • When is it time to transplant cyclamen?
  • How to properly transplant cyclamen

When is it time to transplant cyclamen?

Cyclamen is often referred to as the alpine violet from the Mediterranean. The petals of its flowers are compared to the wings of variegated moths gathered above the greenery. After all, it blooms with the most incredible colors and shades: delicately scarlet, snow-white, purple, crimson, cherry, apricot and even lilac.

The sizes of the flowers are simply huge and generally tiny. A huge number of buds are knocked out with a simultaneous flowering of 15 flowers.

All roots of the plant form a flattened ball with a diameter of more than 10 cm. The root system emerges from a single point of growth. It is from its damage that most household cyclamens disappear. The plant is very sensitive to moisture. It needs systematic, restrained watering, which does not allow stagnant water to acidify. However, overdrying is also extremely dangerous for him.

You need to water the flower with settled soft water, on the edge of the container, so that moisture does not get into the growth zone. It is also contraindicated to water the leaf plates and at the point of their germination.

Cyclamen needs good lighting and ventilation in the room. He also loves cool temperatures - no higher than 15 degrees. Moreover, in such ascetic conditions, cyclamen blooms much longer. But he does not tolerate drafts. The plant is especially sensitive to them after transplanting the cyclamen. The leaves that have become yellow after the flowers wither should be pulled out with your fingers, and not with any devices such as a knife or tweezers. The leaves that have become obsolete should be unscrewed, but as carefully as possible so as not to destroy the growth zone.

On a faded flowerpot, the tuber peeps out from under the ground completely naked. During this period, watering should be significantly limited, but not completely stopped. The best watering method for the suspended animation period is in the pan. During this time, the pot is placed in the shade. And only with the appearance of young shoots, which usually happens in summer, but before the beginning of budding, the cyclamen can be transplanted.

Also, a transplant is necessary when the roots grow so much that they do not fit in a pot, or when depleted soil should be replaced. In no case should you transplant a flowering cyclamen.

Cyclamen brought from the store is often also transplanted. By pulling the plant out of the pot, you can determine the need for a transplant.

If the entire substrate is overgrown with roots, then it's time to move it to new soil. Indeed, in such conditions, the cyclamen will not be able to receive the proper amount of valuable substances for it from irrigation and feeding and will simply die.

If the time of the transplant is chosen correctly, this is already half the success of this delicate matter. Therefore, you should not do a transplant just like that when the time appears.

How to properly transplant cyclamen

A lot also depends on the correctness of how to transplant a cyclamen. Indeed, in this case, it is easiest not only to damage, but also to destroy the plant. Cyclamen needs a nutritious crumbly soil. To prepare a soil mixture for it, you need to add to the sheet soil:

  • peat
  • river sand
  • high quality humus

The last three ingredients must be taken in equal parts, but so that their volume is equal to the amount of earth. Or you can simply purchase the appropriate mixture at the flower shop.

Any soil must first be steamed, fried or disinfected in any other way to avoid fungal diseases. The transplanted cyclamen can be placed on a windowsill. During transplantation, it is important to save a clod of earth at the root of the plant so that it can more easily take root in a new container.

Transplant - it's time to remove dead and rotted cyclamen roots. Some of the small roots should be pinched off during transplantation.

During transplantation, you need to consider how low the root should be immersed in the ground. It is believed that a third of the tuber should be left above the ground. According to some gardeners, even half of the root crop should look out, which will only improve flowering.

This rate is suitable for plants of any age. But when choosing a pot, it is imperative to take into account how old the cyclamen is. If its age is 1 year, then the diameter of the container for the flower should be a little more than 7 cm, and for a two-year-old already 14 cm. The pot under the cyclamen should not be dramatically increased so that the soil does not oxidize. The bottom of the container for planting the cyclamen in it should be pierced to regulate moisturizing the flower. For the same purpose, drainage is made at the bottom of the pot.

On top of the expanded clay, a soil mixture is placed in half the pot, but not compacted. The plant is removed from the container and planted in a prepared substrate. By supporting it in weight, you can straighten the roots and gently fill the pot with soil.

The transplanted cyclamen is watered, and after absorbing water, the earth is moistened again. After that, the cyclamen is placed in a cool, softly lit place. It could be a window on the north side.

Top dressing can be started one month after transplanting. For this, liquid concentrated fertilizer mixtures can be used. But you cannot fertilize the cyclamen before the first shoots appear, because this way it can die.

Many growers believe that it is generally not necessary to supplement the transplanted flower for six months, because he can take everything he needs from fresh soil. The meaning of cyclamen fertilization appears only when it draws out all the nutrient components of the soil.

It would seem that there is nothing tricky about how to transplant a cyclamen. But the slightest mistake - and the fragile flower will die. Therefore, you just need to be extremely scrupulous with him, and then he will reward you with abundant flowering for your care.

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