How to Care for Florist Cyclamen

To keep your holiday florist cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) thriving, put the plant outside now. Dry heat or even a sunny window can kill these winter bloomers native to Turkey. A cool spot and bright, but indirect light will keep potted plants blooming into spring. They also can be planted in the garden; pick a shady place where you can enjoy the leaves artfully scribbled with silver and flowers that look like the folded wings of butterflies. Unlike other cyclamen, the tuber of florist cyclamen should be half in, and half out of the ground. When temperatures start to climb, flowering ends, leaves fall off and the plant become dormant. If it’s in well drained soil and not overwatered, it will come back to life in fall.


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