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2009
Cyclamen persicum
House Plant | Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Cyclamen persicum is a tuberous perennial species, originated in Persia. Cordiforme leaves, 2-14 cm long, dark green, mottled with silver, long petiole. Flowers axillary, solitary, 5 petals ciclamen reflected color, red, white, purple, floral stem of 5-15 cm tall, blooming from late winter to early spring. Fruit capsule.

Cyclamen needs constant moisture and is best placed to make in the watering saucer under the pot. After bloom is no longer wet for several months. Then start again regular watering and fertilization. If the greenhouse is too hot will ingalbenii leaves, needs cold nights, about 10 to 13 ° C. Cyclamen grow best in exhibitions with partial sunshine, but tolerate and shadow.

Reproduction can be done by tuberobulbs that will always place the concave side up, or by seeds. The seeds are covered with a 1 mm layer of fine earth and maintain at 15 ° C, not all at the same time rasarii, flowering occurs after about 15 months. When tubers are planted, they are leaving 1 / 3 at the soil surface, so will be safe from rotting.

It protects from frost, wind and sun in the morning.

References

Barbara Damrosch - The Garden Primer - Roda Press, 2003

Jo Ann Gardner, Karen Bussolini - Elegant Silvers: Striking Plants for Every Garden - Timber Press, 2005

John D. Thompson - Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean - Oxford University Press, 2005

Linda Beutler, Allan Mandell - Garden to Vase - Timber Press, 2007

Michael Hickey, Clive King - Common Families of Flowering Plants - Cambridge University Presss, 1997

Shane Smith - Greenhouse Gardener's Companion - Fulcrum Publishing, 2000

Sue Chivers - Horticulture Gardeners Guides Planting for Color - David & Charles, 2005

W. George Schmid - An Encyclopedia of Shade Perennials - Timber Press, 2002

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