Posted: 19/11/2017 at 07:55
Unfortunately the plant came to me quite dry and my first instinct was to water it which I did from the top😟 . I hope I haven't killed it.
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Let it drain well and don't water it again until it begins to dry out. Fingers are crossed.
To confirm ... C. Persicaria which are the ones sold in the UK as house plants are not frost hardy.
There are some little colourful cyclamen hybrids which are sold as bedding plants and they are a bit tougher than C. persicaria but they need free-draining conditions and shelter from wet conditions to do well.
The cyclamen which are hardy in the UK are C. coum and C. hederifolium and they will take whatever the British weather can throw at them.