Description

Cyclamen

Toronto Office cyclamen pot plants are indoor, flowering plants that yield bright and beautiful white, red, purple and pink flowers. They are grown, though not limited to, in pots.

The plant is also referred to as the flower of love which expresses sincere love and everlasting feelings.

How are cyclamens propagated?

Being tuberous, cyclamens are propagated by uprooting from the soil, then dividing them into pieces. The pieces are then replanted in soil and a layer of mulch is added to provide fertility, protect the tuber and prevent water loss.

Factors to consider when growing potted cyclamen plants

  1. Soil

Should have a good drainage capacity to avoid retaining water for long periods. Water retention leads to root rot hence one can choose to drill holes at the bottom of the container if it lacks drainage points.

  1. Fertilizer

Very little fertilizer is required because these plants are not heavy feeders.

  1. Choice of container

Choose a container that leaves about an inch of space around the outside of the tuber.

  1. Temperature

Surprisingly, these plants prefer cool weather, though won’t tolerate anything below the freezing point. They bloom very well in winter.

  1. Light

They grow well in indirect sunlight. Avoid exposing them to the sun’s rays that may cause sunburns and blotches.

  1. Pruning

Pruning is done by removing the dead and yellow leaves. This helps prevent disease attack, helps in light penetration and reduces competition for light and nutrients.

What are the advantages of cyclamen pots as indoor plants?

  • First and foremost, they make very beautiful variegated foliage with excellent blooms thus have an attractive nature.
  • Secondly, they are easy to grow, versatile and easy to care.
  • Lastly, they come in a wide range of hues and varieties that makes the customer have a good choice of their preference.