Care Of Cyclamen Persicum Hybrids.
I have been given a cyclamen for Xmas, how do I care for it?
With care, cyclamen will bloom for several months and will flower again in future years.Buy a plant with plenty of buds showing under the foliage and avoid any plants with drooping or yellow leaves. Choose a brightly lit situation, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.Occasional drying out of the compost is less harmful than over watering.
Remove spent flowers by twisting the stem and giving a sharp pull,to avoid leaving part stems behind.After flowering,continue careful watering and feeding until its leaves are yellow, then reduce watering, as the plant becomes dormant for the summer.As new growth appears replace the top few centimetres of compost in the pot with fresh compost and resume regular watering.Some plants remain evergreen through summer.
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