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Cyclamen is one of the best winter flowering pot plants suitable for
indoor decoration. By purchasing a nice healthy plant in late autumn
or early winter you can have blooms for months during the cooler time
of year when not much is happening in the botanical world.
Cyclamen thrive in cool, humid conditions and
are ideal for airy situations such as balconies and patios. Place a
layer of pebbles in a saucer under your pot and keep some moisture
around them, as this will raise the humidity around the plant.Look for a plant that has stocky rigid foliage and plenty of flower buds in all stages of development. Avoid any plants that are showing spots on the petals of open flowers as this usually indicates that a fungal disease has infected the plant. Never pour water directly over the crown of the plant and for best results feed the plant monthly with a weak liquid fertiliser designed for indoor plants.
Flower colour: White, pink, red, mauve
Flowering season: autumn winter
Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres
Maximum width: 0.2 metres
Minimum width: 0.1 metres
Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Fungal rots in wet conditions
Aphids, white fly
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose liquid feed or slow release.