Plant Care Persian Cyclamen

Persian Cyclamen

4.2 out of 5 (24 experiences)

Persian Cyclamen has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Persian Cyclamen has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Cyclamen, Persian Violet and Sowbread

Taxonomy

Cyclamen persicum
Cyclamen
Primulaceae
Ericales

What other plant parents say

Persian Cyclamen has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 10
Persian Cyclamen has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Persian Cyclamen has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Persian Cyclamen has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Persian Cyclamen has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Persian Cyclamen has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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@Sarahg
Houston, TX
Rating of the plant Persian Cyclamen named Callie by Sarahg on Greg, the plant care app
05/05/2021

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…

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@Jio
Bombay, Auckland
Rating of the plant Persian Cyclamen named Your plant by Jio on Greg, the plant care app
06/13/2021

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

Capejettymum avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Persian Cyclamen named Cycked by Capejettymum on Greg, the plant care app
02/18/2021

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!

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@Tbonehalf
Newton, MA
Rating of the plant Persian Cyclamen named Your plant by Tbonehalf on Greg, the plant care app
05/06/2021

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.

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@Lohobobo
Pittsburgh, PA
Rating of the plant Persian Cyclamen named Finn Plant by Lohobobo on Greg, the plant care app
06/09/2021

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.

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@Susan
Paden City, WV
Rating of the plant Persian Cyclamen named Cece by Susan on Greg, the plant care app
03/02/2021

Such a beauty, love the leaves on this plant mine doesn’t like a lot of water it does love the morning sun

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@Vanessa
Fort Worth, TX
Rating of the plant Persian Cyclamen named Sharice by Vanessa on Greg, the plant care app
04/04/2021

Very hard to take care of and not for the casual plant owner

Turkeybutter12 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Persian Cyclamen named Bjorn by Turkeybutter12 on Greg, the plant care app
05/18/2021

Don’t worry about them browning easily, let them drain.

How to care for Persian Cyclamen

Water

How often to water your Persian Cyclamen

Water needs for Persian Cyclamen
0.5 cups
every 9

Persian 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 Persian Cyclamen

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Persian Cyclamen in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Persian Cyclamen: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Persian Cyclamen in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Persian Cyclamen

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Persian 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 Persian Cyclamen after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Persian Cyclamen

Persian Cyclamen

Persian Cyclamen


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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