Cyclamen - Knowledgebase Question

San Jose, Ca
Question by priya_g79
April 22, 2010
I got the plant Cyclamen in January and it had beautiful pink flowers. It is sitting next to a sunny window and I watered it regularly. Last month all the flowers wilted away and then all the leaves wilted away. Now the plant looks dead. I have still been watering it once a week. Is the plant dead or do all its leaves also die during its 'dormant' stage?

Answer from NGA
April 22, 2010


You're on the right track! Cyclamen needs a rest after it has finished flowering so it goes dormant. You should stop watering now. It will need to rest for three or four months, and after the rest period it will sprout new leaves. At that time you can begin watering regularly again. Good luck with your cyclamen!

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