December 7th, 2021
Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about Cyclamen. These plants belong to the Myrsinaceae family, a sub family to Primula, and are native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. Believe it or not but these plants grow from tubers just like Dahlias! These sweet little plants are known for their cute little butterfly shaped flowers and some for their silver foliage. Their small flowers are arranged in racemose clusters.
Let’s talk about care. Cyclamen bloom fall-winter and go dormant in the summer. They love bright, indirect light in the winter when actively growing and blooming. In the summer, when they are dormant you can give them a cool, dark place to rest. Cyclamen need a rich well-draining soil. During its active growing period you will want to water when the top inch of soil is dry. It is key to not let these plants dry out completely. When they are dormant, cut them back to a few inches above the bulb. Cyclamen do like to be cool. Place on a cool window sill to preserve bloom time and keep them compact. If they get too warm, they will begin to stretch. Dead head frequently to encourage new blooms – simply pull on the flower stalk and detach it from its base.
There are many different types of Cyclamen, our favorite being the are the DJIX variety with its white center on top of the flower. Also, any of the silver leafed varieties are gorgeous as well.
We currently carry Cyclamen in 2”, 4”, and 6” pots and in an array of colors. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us - firstname.lastname@example.org.