Cyclamen - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dleonard80
March 20, 2009
I have a cyclamen, and the pink flowers in the center have all fallen over. I keep it watered, and the dead foliage pulled off, I'm not sure what else to do. Please Help..

Answer from NGA
March 20, 2009


Cyclamen are very particular about their surroundings. Provide bright light, but no direct sunlight. They prefer temperatures of 50F - 60F. In fact, a warm room spells death for them! Keep the potting soil moist at all times. The best way to water is to place the pot in a bowl of water so the soil is moistened thoroughly, from the bottom up. Cyclamen flower for a short time during the winter months. When it's finished flowering stop watering and lay the pot on its side in a cool spot. Don't water until midsummer. Then place in a cool, bright area. The tuber will again produce new stems and leaves and begin to develop flower buds for the winter blooming period.

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