A lovely indoor cyclamen with vibrant, fancy flowers shown off to perfection on slender stems above attractively marked foliage.
This Cyclamen is sure to bring a touch of class and joy to any window sill. Blooming right through the winter these beauties are relatives of Cyclamen persicum, a tender plant from the Mediterranean region. As well as its stunning flowers the heart shaped dark green leaves are patterned with silver adding further interest to this delightful plant. Easy to grow and care for, why not try planting in a bowl, topped with grit, to make an attractive indoor display?
Regal and sophisticated foliage with flamboyant blooms will provide a most welcome burst of colour to any room.
Plant Type: Bedding Plant
Hardiness: H2 Tender. Can be grown outside in warmer months.
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H 30cm x W 30cm (Mature age: 2 Years)
Foliage Colour: Green, Silver
Flower Colour: Red
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Loam
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Part Shade
Planting Style: Containers
Season of Interest: Autumn, Winter, Spring
Flowering (from - to): October - March
This Cyclamen is best grown at room temperature in a light position but avoiding direct sunlight so it doesn't get too hot. In nature the 'tuber' (the swollen part just visible at the base) might be shaded under rocks with only the leaves and flowers in the light, so too much heat will lead to early dormancy but cooler temperatures will help the plant to grow and flower for a longer period. East and North facing windows are probably the best locations for long flowering periods.
Water sparingly as too much water can cause the tuber to rot. Feeding every couple of weeks, when the plant is in growth (autumn/winter) will ensure a good display and dead heading regularly will help with flowering longevity.
Once flowering has finished stop watering and allow the leaves to wither, as the plant goes dormant remove the spent growth and place somewhere cool and dry for the summer adding small amounts of very occasional moisture to preserve the plant.