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Cyclamen persicum

Indoor cyclamen

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Key information

Flower colour

Red, Pink, Magenta, White, Mauve





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Plant details

Cyclamen make ideal houseplants for a conservatory, porch or cool room indoors. Their flowers are much larger than the outdoor varieties and are produced throughout the winter months. Plant the tubers into pots of loam based compost so that their tops are level with the surface of the soil and water sparingly until growth begins. Keep the compost just moist and avoid wetting the crown when watering. Feed every two weeks when in flower. After flowering place the plants on their sides and allow to dry off and become dormant. Cyclamen hate conditions that are too hot and dry so a cool room needed to keep them flowering.

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Cyclamen

Species: persicum

Flower colour: Red, Pink, Magenta, White, Mauve

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 23cm

Time to plant seeds: August to October

Time to plant: August to September

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The information is good as far as it goes but could do with saying when they flower and for how long to leave dormant etc

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