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Oregon (Zone 8a)
Jan 8, 2021 9:57 PM CST
|My Cyclamen was not doing well so I repotted to new soil but its still continuing to get worse. Any suggestions?
Jan 9, 2021 9:38 AM CST
|The pot is too big now. Way to big. Plastic would be better in the future compared to clay. In my experience they like to be cool, not cold but cool. Plastic keeps the roots cooler.
They like to have their roots moist, not swampy but don't let them dry too much.
They like medium bright light.
In the future, when a plant starts to have trouble, it is stressed. It could be light, water, temperature, fungal or insects. When they are stressed, repotting does no good. All you accomplish is another type of stress. Repotting should be done when the plant is thriving, not suffering!
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Jan 9, 2021 11:31 AM CST
Your cyclamen has flowers and actually looks healthy, but the leaves are suggestive of early dormancy. It really does like cool temperatures. If in a warm spot or near a heater, it might think it is time to end its growing season. In your zone, it could be borderline okay outside. Don't worry about the pot now (meaning, don't repot again) but keep it moist and in bright light. It could benefit from 1/3 to 1/2-strength fertilizer, not full-strength. Be sure to remove spent blooms.
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sarasota FL (Zone 10a)
Jan 16, 2021 10:04 AM CST
| Many people treat cyclamens as annuals.
They like cool temps and whenthey begin to slow down ( yellowing of older leaves ) water should be reduced.
If you keep them going they will weaken more.,, they need a rest period
They can be allowed to dry and then stored and re-started the next year.
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