Cultivation tips for cyclamen during the summer – autumn transition phase
1. Length of flower stems
2. Botrytis plan
3. Crop protection
Length of flower stems
Make sure that the flower stems of the summer cyclamen such as the Super Serie Verano, Donatello and Compact, remain long enough in autumn. Refrain from using growth regulator as soon as the buds begin to form, keep the day and night temperature the same and do not apply a temperature drop.
The transition from warm and dry weather to more humid conditions allows Botrytis to develop more easily. This can be prevented as much as possible using the following methods:
The presence of insects is quite high at the moment due to the warm period. We are encountering many Duponchelia and thrips infestations.
For Duponchelia: hang up pheromone traps to thoroughly check for adult insects. Scout your plants regularly.
For thrips: hang up plenty of catch plants and intensively check the plants for leaf thrips (Echino or Setosus). Make sure to thoroughly check under the leaves. A thrips infestation is recognisable by slightly bulging leaves and a reddish-brown discolouration on the underside of the leaves.
Also be sure to scout for aphids and caterpillars in your plants in the coming period.
Consult your plant protection expert for the appropriate treatments.
Damage to cyclamen caused by leaf thrips.
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