Answer: Don't toss your cyclamen until you've made a few adjustments in its environment! The usual causes for failure to bloom include too much warmth, incorrect watering and dry air. Here are the basic requirements and growing guidelines for indoor cyclamen:
Provide cool temperatures (50F-60F is ideal), and bright light, but out of direct sunlight. A north-facing windowsill is the best place. Keep the potting soil moist at all times, and immerse the pot in water every few week to drive out any air pockets. Set the pot on a tray filled with pebbles to which you've added water, or increase the humidity around the plant by misting daily. Feed every 3-4 weeks during the growing season with a dilute solution of liquid fertilizer. After the plant has finished flowering, (usually late winter), reduce watering and stop feeding. Place the pot on its side in a cool spot and keep it dry until midsummer. Then repot using fresh potting soil and burying the tuber to half its depth. Stand the pot in a cool, well-lit spot and water to keep the potting soil moist. Your cyclamen should reward you with winter bloom next year.
Following the above care suggestions should produce an abundance of flowers!
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