Cyclomen - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by drlynda6
December 10, 2009

I have a cyclomen that survived from last year. It has started to bloom again. However, instead of the blooms standing up they are drooping over.

Answer from NGA
December 10, 2009
I suspect a combination of inadequate light, overly warm temperatures, and soil that is staying too moist is the problem. Move it to a north windowsill, if possible, and let the top inch of soil dry in between waterings.

Here are some general instructions for Cyclamen care:

Cyclamen prefers lots of bright indirect light. An unshaded north window would be great. Water thoroughly, then wait until the top inch of soil is dry before watering thoroughly again. It will wilt if it gets too dry so avoid letting it get that dry.

Cyclamen likes cool temperatures (as low as 45 degrees) so try to keep it below 70 degrees. 55 degrees is the preferred temperature for flower production. If the temperatures become warmer than 70 degrees, it will go into dormancy and develop lots of yellow leaves. If that happens, reduce water (give it just enough water to keep it from completely drying out).

Hope this information is helpful.

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