Usually potted into 9cm pots (Range 6-10cm) for Mini’s which are generally used in tubs and garden planting, and 13cm pots (Range 10-17cm) for the Midi’s / Large for use as house plants.
Cyclamen – Mini
Cyclamen – Midi
Potted in batches, the early crops face coping with summer heat and growth under protection needs to be managed to maintaining compact growth and flowering, to minimise risk of Botrytis fungal attack of soft growth. Later potted crops face cooler nights, so irrigation needs to be minimized to keep humidity low to reduce risk of fungal attack. For Mini crops being marketed in the late autumn hardiness is increasingly important and keeping the plants growing healthily in these conditions is a challenge.
With it’s unique double coating, the release of Osmocote Exact High K matches the plant demand , after plant establishment, there is an enhanced Potassium release optimizing compact growth and flowering. Watering can be kept to a minimum as Osmocote Exact High K is steadily releasing nutrients., whereas as feeding with WSF would require giving extra water just to feed , even on cool days when the botrytis risk is highest.
Osmocote Exact Hi K 5-6m matches plant demand for compact growth and flowering. It is also one of the safest products for crops even under glass. The release matches crop needs and gives further release during retail and whole consumer phase.
The Osmocote Exact Hi K not only contains NPK but also Magnesium and Essential trace elements for optimum healthy growth.
Rate : Use with a specific low nutrient Cyclamen growing media which often contains a proportion of bark to encourage the natural suppression of fungal rots.
David Mills, Clockhouse Nursery, using Osmocote CRF, Prestop and Exemptor as part of their Levington Advance Solutions.
Don’t forget to tell your customers of the added benefit to them from the added Osmocote Exact in terms of shelf life and enhanced flowering in the consumer phase.