Welcome to our Cyclamen Care Guide! In this guide, we will provide you with all the information you need to successfully care for your cyclamen plants. Cyclamen plants are known for their beautiful flowers and unique foliage, making them a popular choice for indoor and outdoor gardens. By following these care tips, you can ensure that your cyclamen plants thrive and continue to bring beauty to your space.
Cyclamen plants prefer bright, indirect light. Place your plant in a location where it will receive bright, filtered light for a few hours each day. Avoid placing your cyclamen in direct sunlight, as this can cause the leaves to burn.
Cyclamen plants prefer cool temperatures between 50-65°F (10-18°C). Avoid placing your plant in areas with extreme heat or cold, as this can cause stress and damage to the plant. Keep your cyclamen away from drafts and heating vents.
Proper watering is essential for the health of your cyclamen plant. Water your plant thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. Allow the excess water to drain out of the pot and avoid letting the plant sit in standing water.
Cyclamen plants prefer moderate humidity levels. To increase humidity around your plant, you can place a tray filled with water and pebbles near the plant. As the water evaporates, it will create a humid environment for your cyclamen.
During the active growing season, you can fertilize your cyclamen plant every 2-4 weeks with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging for proper dilution and application.
To encourage healthy growth and prolong the blooming period, you can remove any spent flowers or yellowing leaves from your cyclamen plant. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to make clean cuts.
Pests and Diseases
Cyclamen plants are generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, they can occasionally be affected by aphids or spider mites. If you notice any signs of pests, you can treat your plant with an insecticidal soap or one of our at home recipes. You can find more detailed pest information on our Pest ID and Treatment pages.
By following these care tips, you can enjoy the beauty of your cyclamen plants for years to come. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Happy gardening!