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16/03/2013 at 20:02

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 My house cyclamen looks really unhappy.

Any ideas what is wrong with it?

Is it lacking water or does it need something doing to it?

 

Many Thanks in advance!

16/03/2013 at 20:08

Little water in base not on top. leaves may turn yellow, as they do pull them off at the corm, same with the flowers. Give a little drop of water for a while every other day - they do not need that much water, but I think that does

As part of life cycle they will die back, seen by leaves dying back, but will quickly rejuvenate, When leaves have died back water sparingly, un til you see new growth - oh, and only feed - half strength Baby Bio is fine - when the re are noe flowers or buds. Hope this makes sense

extra - do not keep near radiator preferbly on a N facing window.

Come back and ask more if you need to. have kept them for years

16/03/2013 at 20:12

Might be too warm as well-they do not do best on a sunny window-but from picture -needs water-is it light when you pick it up?

16/03/2013 at 20:31

Poor little thing. I think it's been tortured

16/03/2013 at 20:33

 well it wasn't water boarding.

16/03/2013 at 20:38

True

 

17/03/2013 at 10:25

these plants like cold cool room ,they have to have water each day as well as misting,on the whole they hate central heating and don't over water either.little and often.not an ideal plant for indoors,that's why they flower outside in winter.

24/03/2013 at 08:44

I dry mine out completely in summer and then in late summer/ early autumn I repot the corm in fresh compost, water and off they go again. Works for me.

24/03/2013 at 08:56
Check for vine weevils too. They are delicious in salads if you find any!
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