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14/03/2014 at 11:05

Hi all, I I was wondering when to let my Houseplant Cyclamen die down. It's still flowering beautifully in a partly shaded spot on my windowsill but is in need of a new pot as it dries out very quickly.

When would be best to do these two things? Any help is greatly appreciated!

14/03/2014 at 19:50

Hi Matt, I grow lots of Persicum (florist's cyclamen) from seed and once they stop producing flowers, I carry on watering them so that the leaves build up energy in the corms for a couple of months, then reduce watering until they go dormant.  I find that's usually about mid-July to August.  Then stop watering completely and leave them dry until about October when you can re-pot them into fresh compost.  They should then begin to grow again and should flower just before Christmas, continuing to flower until about the beginning of May.  You can vary these times quite a lot so that you get the flowers when you want them, but I like them to start at Christmas.

14/03/2014 at 21:18

Thats great thanks

I guess I'll have to keep checking the watering daily then, maybe I should move it to a shadier windowsill?

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