4.3 out of 5 (35 experiences)
Also known as
Persian Cyclamen, Persian Cyclamen, Cyclamen, Persian Violet and Sowbread
How to care for Cyclamen Persicum
Cyclamen Persicum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Cyclamen Persicum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Cyclamen Persicum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Cyclamen Persicum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This plant is a little temperamental. I haven’t had any blooms since I first got this almost a year ago. It is very sensitive to watering. The stems can get soggy if you water too much or get water too close to the crown. Better to water from the tray - so make sure you put in a planter that has a decent tray to hold water.
When I first got my cyclamen in February, all her blooms died so I cut them off leaving just the leaves. About a month later, she gave me 6-8 new blooms and just keeps on blooming. Some weeks she needs more water than others and she communicates this by getting a little droopy. I’ll give her about 4-6oz of water and she perks back up within a couple hours. I love my beautiful cyclamen and how her blooms are upside down.