4.2 out of 5 (24 experiences)
Also known as
Cyclamen, Persian Violet and Sowbread
What other plant parents say
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 nee…
leaves and flowers keep browning :( tried watering it differently (less sometimes, more others) kept it out of light, in light and keep having the same cycle, keeps browning easily, idk what to do
I love the beautiful flowers but didn’t realize that it wants to be kept slightly moist so I’ve had a few die over the years. I find it wants a light watering every 3-4 days!
Very sensitive to sunlight and water, but it’s nice to see how fast it reacts, and you can quickly adapt to learn what it likes. Very pretty when it has its flowers out.
I have had this little plant for 10 years! It was a Valentine’s Day gift from my baby nephew. It’s lasted a few repottings, three houses and two offices.
Such a beauty, love the leaves on this plant mine doesn’t like a lot of water it does love the morning sun
Very hard to take care of and not for the casual plant owner
Don’t worry about them browning easily, let them drain.
Beautiful but DRAMATIC
How to care for Persian Cyclamen
Persian Cyclamen 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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Persian Cyclamen 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 Persian Cyclamen after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.