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Sakata is proud to offer a complete line of innovative cyclamen series bred by the leading cyclamen experts at Schoneveld Breeding. Every leaf produces a bright, cheerful flower, and Schoneveld cyclamen breeders have introduced series that finish with 10 to 25 percent more leaves than other commercial series. From the mini types of Verano, Picasso and Mini-Winter, to the intermediates of Allure and Rembrandt and the standards of XL and extra-large Mammoths, these cyclamen consistently generate more flowers that last longer, in a traffic-stopping display of color.

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Sizing up Cyclamen

Our cyclamen come in all shapes and sizes! Use this handy chart to differentiate between the series, and pick the best cyclamen for your application.

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Uniform and vibrant rows of cyclamen
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Tech Tips for Growers

Growing gorgeous cyclamen can be as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4! Here are a few tips to consider that can maximize the number of leaves and flowers on your Cyclamen crops.

1. Measure the soil pH and EC on a weekly basis. The ideal pH range for cyclamen 5.6 – 6.0 and the EC for cyclamen plants 4 – 6 weeks from finishing should be in the .5 - .7 range. At this stage, begin to increase the EC levels by feeding with calcium-nitrate based formulations with high potassium levels (1:2 N:K) and bring the soil EC up to 1.5. Continue this until shipping.

2. The ideal method of watering cyclamen is from the bottom; therefore, flood floors or tables are best to ensure dry foliage as the plants begin to bloom. Drip tubes can be utilized as well, but overhead water is discouraged at this stage of growth. Foliar and root diseases such as Botrytis, Fusarium and Colletotrichum are all more likely to infest cyclamen if soil and under-canopy environments are kept too moist and humid.

3. Temperatures can determine if a cyclamen crop will finish on schedule. When temperature ranges becomes too high (>85°F, 30°C), or too low (<53°F, 12°C), flowering could be delayed by up to two to four weeks. During extremely warm periods, pulling shade cloths during the hottest parts of the day, whitewashing the greenhouse, and light misting can assist in alleviating hot conditions. Also, variety selection for producing cyclamen during warm seasons becomes especially important.

4. Good air circulation can become a grower’s greatest tool in producing a top-quality Schoneveld Cyclamen crop. Disease prevention, proper moisture management and humidity control will greatly assist in finishing a cyclamen crop on time, with multiple blooms in a vibrant display of color.