Cyclamen is a houseplant belonging to the family of primrose.
Homeland – The Mediterranean coast of southern Europe. Cyclamen grows from fibrous round or flattened tubers. From the upper tuber cavity, flowers and heart-shaped leaves are formed.
Cyclamen flowers have a variety of colors: red, white, pink, yellowish, etc.
With good care, cyclamen can live for several years and form more and more numerous flowers every year.
Cyclamens with many flowers and buds begin to appear in flower shops from the first days of September. When buying, make sure that the leaves are not damaged, the color of the leaves is juicy and saturated. It is better to buy cyclamen with flowers that have not yet opened. The tuber of the plant should protrude 2-4 cm above the ground.
If the color of the cyclamen leaves is pale, this is a sign of excessive watering. When overflowing, tubers and petioles of cyclamen can easily rot. At the first signs of waterlogging, cyclamen is placed in a dry, ventilated place, damaged leaves should be removed. The cyclamen is watered by pouring water into the pan. Continue reading
Proper Orchid and Tulip Care
Orchids in nature grow on trees, with the help of the roots they stay on the trunk, receiving food from the bark moist after rain.
Of course, an orchid is an extraordinary flower. She does not need soil, she urgently needs frequent watering and top dressing. But, despite all of the above, if you take proper care of the orchid, it will delight you with long flowering and rich green leaves.
Orchid prefers diffused sunlight
As a result, it is better to put a pot with an orchid on a windowsill on the north side or away from the window, so that direct sunlight does not fall on it during the day. Usually a daylight hours of 12-16 hours are required, if you do not want the orchid to go to a dormant period in winter, it will be wise to illuminate it with a fluorescent lamp. Continue reading