Small but diverse, Cyclamen can be found blooming year-round in grocery stores and greenhouse. Its sweet smelling, petite flowers, are held by long stems atop the foliage.
Cyclamen make great houseplants as they require little, to no maintenance and can continue to bloom for weeks.
Cyclamen are not safe for human or animal consumption.
|Light||Light shade or full sun|
|Water||Allow water to be taken up by root|
|Temperature||Indoor Cyclamen cannot tolerate tempuratures below 40˚F
The name Cyclamen is derived from the Greek name ‘kyklos’. Its name, which is actually identical in Latin and English, is transcribed from the Greek word kyklaminos, derived from kyklos, meaning “circle”: it refers to the round and flattened shape of its tuber.
Cyclamen prefer cooler tempuratures, around 61˚F, and thrive in direct or bright indirect light. While in bloom, the Cyclamen should be kept moist. Allow the roots to take up water instead of watering from above; this will prevent rotting.
With proper care Cyclamen can last up to 8 weeks, having continous blooms.
To ensure the longevity of the Cyclamen, discard any yellow leaves and spent flowers. Once the foliage dies back, the plant should be left to dry. It can then be repotted midsummer. Place it in a warm area so that roots can establish. Return to a cool tempuratures to encourage flowering.