4.3 out of 5 (42 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 may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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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
Harmful for humans and animals if ingested. Most rewarding plant I have so far. Loves well drained pot. I water with about two cups every 3-4 days and I spray it everyday. It’s my favorite plant I have, as I saved it from almost being dead at my work office from a coworker.
It goes dormant in the summer so don’t freak out if it looks dead. Come fall/winter, it bounces back quickly. Its leaves have a beautiful patterning but it’s blooms are even more impressive. Once the buds form, it takes about a month for them to bloom but it’s worth the wait. They are so unique, they look like butterfly wings. Lovely plant, so easy to care for. Just give it bright indirect light and keep its soil from drying out and you’ll have a happy plant!
This little guy has survived my “care” for many years which makes it a survivor in my books! I love it though and in my experience, it has been very kind to my tendency for drought and then overwatering.
I also really appreciate that it quickly shows if it needs water… I just need to pay enough attention to give it what it’s asking for.
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.