Cyclamen (C. Persicum)
Cyclamen may bloom indoors for several months with proper care. Like butterflies on stems!
A north facing window is the ideal spot for this plant, away from direct sun and heating sources. A warm room will shorten the bloom time.
- Temperature: 50-60 degrees
- Light: Put in a bright spot, but not in direct sunlight
- Water: Keep soil moist at all times. Direct water underneath foliage and not on it.
- Humidity: Mist plant frequently
- Fertilization: Feed regularly with any houseplant food.
To Prepare for Reblooming : Reduce watering and stop feeding. Put pot on its side in a cool place and keep soil dry. In midsummer, repot with new soil, filling pot so top half of bulb is uncovered. Put pot in a cool, well-lit place. Begin watering again to keep soil moist at all times.
Leaves turn yellow, but crown is healthy
Hot, dry air is the likely cause. May also be due to overwatering or too much direct sun.
Crown begins to soften and rot
Usually caused by overwatering or watering from above so that water stands on the crown. Water underneath foliage instead.
Short flowering period
Either too much warmth, incorrect watering or dry air are all possible reasons.