Save The Climate With Gardening!

Download the FREE gardening4climate guide and start making a difference

    Powered By ConvertKit

    Stop Breaking Your Back Gardening!

    Get these easy to implement gardening hacks and create a productive but easy to manage vegetable garden!

      We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at any time.

      Powered By ConvertKit

      Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With Gardening - FREE Download!

        Cyclamen Plant Care Tips


        Enjoy colorful plants with these Cyclamen Plant Care Tips. No more wilted plants!

        Growing Cyclamen as house plants is easy even for beginners if you follow these simple tips. You will learn how to grow these bulbs on your window sills to add color to your home when little else flowers. Cyclamen persicum comes in many beautiful colors and sizes.

        These are one of the most popular winter flowering pot plants for your home. Their flowering time from September to April makes them a favorite colorful indoor house plant that most other plants just can't compete with.

        There are many beautiful varieties with colors ranging from white, pink, purple and red flowers. Also the pretty heart-shaped foliage with the white spots helps to make the plant so attractive and sets off the flowers.

        The miniature cyclamen are more tolerant of heated rooms than the larger varieties.

        They look very pretty if you plant several of them with different colors into a shallow bowl. You can use sand or expanded clay to fill the gaps between the root balls.

        How To Grow Cyclamen

        How To Grow Cyclamen - Plant Care Tips

        How To Grow Cyclamen

        A lot of common mistakes lead to problems with growing Cyclamen.

        Don't over-water your plants! The most common mistake people make is to over-water the plants which will lead to grey mould and rotting of the bulbs or roots.

        Cyclamens don't like warm rooms. Choose a cool spot that is not warmer than 60 degrees F/16 degrees C. An east or west facing windowsill is the perfect place for growing Cyclamen plants.

        After flowering the plants can be kept outside in a shaded spot. You can sink the pot into the ground if you like.

        Photo: theapoc

        My Gardening Tips For Successful Cyclamen Care

        pink cyclamen flowers

        Watering: these plants need quite a lot of water when they are in bloom and very little water when they are not in flower. Never put water over the  bulbs. Instead place the pot on a saucer and let it soak up the water. Take care not to let the plant sit in water for longer periods.

        Feeding: feed your plants every two weeks with a liquid fertilizer.

        Repotting: repot every two years. Use a general purpose potting soil and make sure that the bulb sticks out of the soil a bit at the top.

        Dead-heading: remove withering flowers and leaves at the base. This is very easy: just give a little sharp pull on the stem and it will come off without leaving a stump that will be prone to rotting.

        Buying Cyclamen: make sure to buy plants that have plenty of new buds coming. The leaves should be firm. Leave behind plants with mushy stems and limp leaves. These plants will soon rot away.

        Photo: Desiree Tonus

        Pests And Diseases

        red cyclamen

        Red Spider Mites can be a problem if there is too much dry heat.

        The cyclamen bulbs and roots will start rotting if the plants are kept too wet. Once this has started it will be hard to save the plant.

        Grey mould will become a problem if the plants are kept too warm and moist. The plants will start to drop leaves if they are kept too warm.

        Photo: tinyfroglet

        If you are interested in more detailed house plant care advice check out these books

        What would you like to see next?

        Want to learn how to grow your own food from seed?

        Grab the cheat sheet and learn how to avoid the 7 most common seed starting mistakes!

          We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.

          Powered By ConvertKit

          Back to top

          How To Grow Cyclamen Indoors

          Recent Articles

          1. Tips For Growing Thyme Herb In Containers And In the Ground

            Growing Thyme is a must if you like Italian cooking! Learn how to grow thyme indoors and outside. There are loads of culinary uses for thyme in the kitchen.
          2. Growing Chervil Is Easy! - How To Grow This Underused Culinary Herb!

            Growing Chervil is so easy! Learn how to grow chervil and benefit from this delicate looking culinary herb even in the winter!
          3. Growing Lemon Balm As A Refreshing Culinary Herb

            Growing Lemon Balm in containers or the ground is easy if you choose the right place for it. Learn how to grow Lemon Balm with these easy tips.

          New! Comments

          Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.