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Dec 18, 2020 1:58 AM CST
Hello! Unfortunately day by day my cyclamen is dying. The old flowers are getting wilted and are not replaced by new ones. When I got it, the plant was more bushy (you may find below a picture of how it was at the beginning, when I fist bought it in comparison to how it is now), and now only a few flowers have left. I water it when the soil dries and I've placed it next to the window.
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Name: Big Bill
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Dec 18, 2020 7:21 AM CST
Cyclamens like cooler temperatures, otherwise they go dormant and stop producing buds. They need temperatures around 12-15 degrees C, 52-58,60F.
They need water to moisten the entire root ball, and then they have to dry out a bit. What they prefer is what is called, "evenly moist". They do not tolerate wet, soggy conditions but they don't like being too dry either. It is hard for me to say for sure but to me it sounds like you are not providing enough water.
It does well in a bright window without any direct sunlight.
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Name: Daisy I
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Dec 18, 2020 11:28 AM CST
What Bill said but its also starved for light.
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Dec 18, 2020 11:36 AM CST
Yes, I agree with what Bill said, they like cold and colder, but not too wet, and also not too bone dry either. Need nice bright light access, since it is often flowering too during the cold months.

They like our mild winter here outdoors, as long as they don't get too rained on. Then I lose them once the dry season comes about, in late Spring, just too hot for them.
Dec 19, 2020 1:55 AM CST
Thank you all for your advises 🙏🙏👍

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