Cyclamen, scientifically known as Cyclamen persicum, is a captivating indoor plant. Its charm lies in its elegant, upswept petals and distinctive heart-shaped leaves. This plant adds a touch of natural beauty to your indoor garden. With delicate care, Cyclamen's graceful blooms can brighten your space throughout the winter months.
Scientific Name: Cyclamen persicum
Common Names: Cyclamen, Persian Violet, Sowbread
Light: Cyclamen thrives in bright, indirect light. Place it near a window with filtered sunlight, but avoid direct sun exposure.
Water: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Be cautious not to let it sit in standing water.
Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix with good aeration. A mixture of potting soil, peat moss, and perlite or sand works well.
Humidity: Cyclamen prefers higher humidity levels. You can maintain humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant or using a room humidifier.
Temperature: Maintain a cool environment for cyclamen. They thrive at temperatures between 50-65°F (10-18°C). Avoid sudden temperature fluctuations.
Fertilizer: During the growing season (fall and winter), feed your cyclamen with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 2-4 weeks.
Pet Warning: Cyclamen can be toxic to pets if ingested. Keep it out of their reach and be cautious if you have cats or dogs in your home.