The cheerful Cyclamen is a popular houseplant with its vibrant flowers and fascinating leaves making a striking addition to the home.
However, Cyclamen need special care and controlled conditions to keep them blooming and thriving year after year. Here’s a guide to taking care of cyclamen plants, both during and after their blooming period:
They like to grow in cool, humid environments. Temperatures that are too high will cause the plant to begin to yellow and the flowers will fade rapidly.
Cyclamen need bright, indirect light in winter, so place them in well-lit areas.
Keep out of bright light during summer when dormant.
Cyclamen are sensitive to both under- and over-watering, so make sure the plant has excellent drainage with a potting medium that holds water well.
- Water the plant only when the soil is dry to the touch, but do not leave the plant in this dry state too long. Droopy leaves and flowers are signs of under-watering.
- Water below the leaves so that stems and leaves don’t get wet, as this can cause them to rot.
- Thoroughly soak the soil and let any excess water drain away.
We love these hardy houseplants, and will definitely be adding a few to our own homes this Autumn!