Plant Care Ivy-leaved cyclamen

Ivy-leaved cyclamen

About Ivy-leaved cyclamen

Ivy-leaved cyclamen is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Ivy-leaved cyclamen likes soil that is well draining.

Ivy-leaved cyclamen belongs to the cyclamen genus, and is native to Europe and Western Asia.

⚠️ Ivy-leaved cyclamen is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Cyclamen hederifolium

Also known as

Sowbread cyclamen and Sowbread

How to care for Ivy-leaved cyclamen


How often to water your Ivy-leaved cyclamen

Water needs for Ivy-leaved cyclamen
0.5 cups
every 9

Ivy-leaved cyclamen needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ivy-leaved cyclamen

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Ivy-leaved cyclamen in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ivy-leaved cyclamen: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ivy-leaved cyclamen love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Ivy-leaved cyclamen does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ivy-leaved cyclamen in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Ivy-leaved cyclamen

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ivy-leaved cyclamen: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ivy-leaved cyclamen after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Ivy-leaved cyclamen is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Ivy-leaved cyclamen

Ivy-leaved cyclamen

Ivy-leaved cyclamen

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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